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Welcome to the first racism and health special edition of Ohio Health Policy News

As the Health Policy Institute of Ohio wrote in its statement on racism and health last year, “The data and research evidence are clear that racism is a systemic and ongoing public health crisis with serious consequences for the health of Ohioans.”

In order to keep the connection between racism and health front and center for policymakers, HPIO is devoting the last edition of Ohio Health Policy News each month to the topic. We will continue to include stories about health equity throughout the month, but these special editions will put a spotlight on the issue.