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The intersection of Black Lives Matter and public health

Check out the video by Mehroz Baig from the Center for Learning and Innovation, Population Health Division, San Francisco Department of Public Health to hear how Bay Area social justice and public health experts think we can move this conversation forward. “Diseases don’t discriminate. Diseases also don’t operate in a vacuum. Public health professionals have seen disparities in health outcomes along racial and ethnic lines for decades. Data point to disparities in life expectancy, rates of new HIV diagnoses, rates of viral suppression for those who are HIV positive, rates of emergency room visits due to asthma or heart disease, among others.