NYC Board of Health declares racism a public health crisis

Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, Commissioner of the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  August 2020 file photo.
Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, Commissioner of the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. August 2020 file photo. Photo credit Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The New York City Board of Health has declared racism a public health crisis.

The 11-member board voted to pass a resolution on the declaration Monday, requesting the city’s Health Department to expand its efforts to combat racism’s impact on health outcomes.

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