Fresh Perspectives: New Healing Through Policy initiative fosters racial justice


Healing Through Policy: Creating Pathways to Racial Justice is a new initiative from APHA, the de Beaumont Foundation and the National Collaborative for Health Equity. Based on W.K. Kellogg’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation framework, the initiative includes a new set of policy papers that local leaders can use to promote racial healing and advance racial equity in their communities. Gail Christopher, DN, executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, spoke with us about the initiative.

What makes this initiative unique? 
It’s that the people who are experiencing the harm and the effects of systemic racism have really come up with the solutions. What we did was curate their solutions. 

There’s just a whole panoply of opportunities that have emerged through coalitions, often led by the people that are harmed the most. But we need to take these policies and these practices and help them become scaled and become an even greater national movement.

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