Medical association ‘recognizes racism’ as a public health threat

Medical association ‘recognizes racism’ as a public health threat

[Ed. – Just in time for a Biden administration slavering to expand the ways alleged “racism” can be used to steamroll its political opponents.  Add it to “gun control” as a major public health focus for Team Biden.  Any bets on whether it’s a mental disease requiring that people be declared incompetent and subject to limitations enforced by the state?]

New policy adopted by physicians at the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Special Meeting of its House of Delegates (HOD) recognizes racism as a public health threat and commits to actively work on dismantling racist policies and practices across all of health care.

In June 2020, the AMA Board of Trustees acknowledged the health consequences of violent police interactions and denounced racism as an urgent threat to public health, pledging action to confront systemic racism, racial injustice and police brutality.

The new policy approved by the AMA, representing physicians and medical students from every state and medical specialty, opposes all forms of racism as a threat to public health and calls on AMA to take prescribed steps to combat racism, including: (1) acknowledging the harm caused by racism and unconscious bias within medical research and health care; (2) identifying tactics to counter racism and mitigate its health effects; (3) encouraging medical education curricula to promote a greater understanding of the topic; (4) supporting external policy development and funding for researching racism’s health risks and damages; and (5) working to prevent influences of racism and bias in health technology innovation.

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