On the sixth annual National Day of Racial Healing, the de Beaumont Foundation is honored to join individuals and partners striving to heal the wounds inflicted by racial trauma and racism to create a better future. Today is an opportunity for those in public health to reflect on how they can help their communities heal from racism, build relationships, connect people, and expand the circles of engagement needed to overcome racial hierarchy and build political will.
Throughout our collective history, policy has been weaponized for oppression. Decades, if not centuries, of racist policy at all levels of government cannot be undone through programs and interventions. Only policy can fix what policy has broken. Building on the work of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and its Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation process, the American Public Health Association, de Beaumont Foundation, and the National Collaborative for Health Equity partnered to create Healing Through Policy: Creating Pathways to Racial Justice.Healing Through Policy and how communities are using policy to promote racial healing. Get information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Racial Healing & Transformation efforts.Recognizing the importance of healing and the power of policy to achieve more just and equitable communities, this report provides specific examples of policies that have been successfully implemented at the local level to promote racial healing and address social inequities. There can be no equity and justice without policy change. Healing Through Policy is a resource for those who seek to counter the harms of past policies that have created and deepened racial injustice and to advance the necessary policies to advance racial healing and advance equity and justice. Learn more about