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Harvard Dean Affirms School’s Commitment to Addressing Racial Inequities in Health

Dean Julio Frenk released a statement to the Harvard School of Public Health community on the commitment of the School to uncovering health inequities and educating leaders to address them.

He cited example of inequities documented in public health research, including:

Dean Frenk wrote, “As a community dedicated to issues of public health, we must persist in our scholarly and professional work so that we can contribute to the amelioration of ongoing disparities and the improvement of health conditions. As a School, we are committed to educating leaders who will address the health challenges posed by racism and all forms of exclusion. We look forward to working with all members of our community to design, generate, and implement an innovative educational and research agenda that leads to truly enlightened social transformation to advance health for all.”

Read the full statement