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Issue Brief Mechanisms for Advancing Health EquityRacism as a Public Health Crisis

­State and Local Efforts to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis – Northern Region Summary­

July 9, 2024


This Issue Brief, part of a series of analyses looking at resolutions declaring racism a public health crisis in each region of the country, summarizes resolutions in the northern U.S. states of Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. This analysis focuses primarily on resolutions passed by state and local governments, including city councils, county boards, city and county executives, school boards, and boards of health.