ACCEPT report from Anna Roth, Director of Health Services and ADOPT Resolution No. 2020/306 declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis within Contra Costa County
These recommendations do not have immediate fiscal impacts; however, they may have future fiscal impact as programs, policy, and initiatives are both developed and enhanced to address this crisis.
Please see Resolution No. 2020/306 for supporting documentation.
CONSEQUENCE OF NEGATIVE ACTION:
Communities of color within Contra Costa County, especially Black/African-Americans, will continue to experience the effect of historical and structural racism and associated inequities that lead to adverse health outcomes, economic instability, social injustice, barriers to educational attainment, and unnecessary loss of life.