Addressing Police Violence As a Public Health Issue: APHA’s New Hard-Won Stance and What Comes Next

APHA members rally in front of the conference center before the APHA vote on the policy statement.

1,166. That’s the estimated number of people that were killed by police in the US in 2018.

Shifting the narrative to the structural

It is the underlying conditions of the institutions, systems, and society we live in that determine our health outcomes.

A tool for organizing and power building

Public health: let’s put the statement to use!

Advocacy example: divesting from militarized police trainings

Advocacy example: investing in youth instead of jails

Read the full statement here and incorporate the policy recommendations into your own public health advocacy work!

--

--

--

Bringing the power of public health to campaigns and movements for a just society

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Story

Would you agree to a randomized corona test?

We Need Dentists Who Work Like Honest Mechanics

THE BASIC TARGET-ORGAN OF SARS-CoV2

Is Internal Medicine the Specialty for Me?

School First Aid Kits Market Reached a Value of US$ 159.4

School First Aid Kits Market Reached a Value of US$ 159.4 Million in 2021 & Grow at a CAGR of 5.1% during 2021-2028.

What We’re Reading: Resilience

Coronavirus Medical Misinformation You Need to Know

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Human Impact Partners

Human Impact Partners

Bringing the power of public health to campaigns and movements for a just society

More from Medium

Buffalo and Systemic Racism in the Name of the Law

Does racial prejudice in Australia affect its economy? A Queer perspective

white and brown hands

Are we in Germany blind towards other religions and cultures?

400+ Years of Not Listening