The de Beaumont Foundation works to improve every community’s ability to achieve its optimal health. The events that have unfolded over the past week are a reflection of systems that we know are broken, and have been for some time. Now more than ever, we need to develop and implement policies and practices that ensure the conditions in which all people can be healthy and thrive. Racism directly affects health and is therefore a public health issue. Ensuring our nation’s governmental public health infrastructure is adequately funded and staffed is essential to confronting this problem. The de Beaumont Foundation commits to listening, learning, and using our influence to seek solutions that address inequities and build strong, thriving, and healthy communities throughout our nation.
June 3, 2020