Statement on Systemic Racism and Racialized Violence
As a center that aims to improve population health and promote health equity, the Lerner Center is deeply saddened and horrified at the continued preventable loss of black lives. The recent police murder of George Floyd is the latest manifestation of a long history of systemic racism and violence against black people in the U.S. Racism is an ongoing threat to population health, and it is not possible to achieve health equity without addressing racial injustices and their structural roots. Racism kills both directly and indirectly and is embedded in every U.S. institution. As both scholars and concerned citizens, it is our responsibility to speak out against racism and injustice in all forms. Recognizing that words are not enough, the Lerner Center is also committed to conducting, supporting, and disseminating the findings from research on the causes and consequences of racial health inequities and advocating for solutions to eliminate these inequities. We stand in solidarity with those opposing racism and racialized violence, and we will continue to work toward promoting a healthier and more just society.
Upcoming Events & Current Programs
Dr. Sandro Galea will deliver the 32nd Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy, titled “Health Have, Health Have Nots in a Time of Covid-19,” virtually on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
Stay active this summer in CNY. Join the Monday Mile Virtual Passport Program.
Population Health Research Brief Series
- Health and Profit in Student Housing during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- The Collapse of Health Care: The Effects of COVID-19 on U.S. Community Health Centers
- Conservative State Policies Damage U.S. Life Expectancy
- Housing Insecurity During the Coronavirus Response
- Food Insufficiency During the Coronavirus Response
- The Public Health Crisis of Law Enforcement’s Over-Use of Force
- The Influence of Military Service Experiences on Current and Daily Drinking
- “Right to Work” and Life or Death for Georgia Teachers
- Disparities in Vulnerability to Severe Complications from COVID-19 in the United States
- America’s Legacy of Redlining: State-Sponsored Segregation and Disenfranchisement of Urban Minority Communities