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For more than 35 years, we've been fighting health disparities by educating and encouraging people to make healthy choices--such as eating nutritious foods, breastfeeding their babies, taking proper care of themselves before and during pregnancies, and vaccinating themselves and their children. Learn more about our history >>

Standing Up Against Systemic Racism

A Statement by Heidi Kent

Executive Director


South LA Health Projects is horrified at the racism in our society and the devastation it has wreaked on People of Color, particularly on African Americans.


Racism is a national public health crisis. Racism contributes shockingly to poverty, food insecurity, disease, inadequate access to medical care, maternal and infant mortality, and much more. Many Black people routinely contend with all of these. The cause is primarily systemic racism.


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