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‘Racism is a Public Health Crisis': San Diego County Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution (


The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to declare “racism a public health crisis,” passing policies to combat racism locally and create equitable response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chair Nathan Fletcher and Vice Chair Nora Vargas introduced the resolution to address systemic racism last week.

"In declaring racism as a public health crisis, we are acknowledging that racism underpins the health inequities throughout the region," said Fletcher.

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According to the supervisors, as the public health agency for the County of San Diego, there is a responsibility to tackle the issue of racism and make substantive changes to county operations.

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