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Trauma, Racism, Chronic Stress and the Health of Black Americans

Publication Date: Jun 08, 2020

Office of Behavioral Health Equity Response, June 3, 2020 

What the Research Says

There is significant research on the connection between racism, racial violence and health and behavioral health. Leading researchers in this area include David Williams (Harvard School of Public Health), James Jackson (University of Michigan), Ted Corbin and colleagues from Drexel University School of Public Health, and Thelma Bryant-David (Pepperdine University, examines police violence and excessive force through a trauma lens.) 

Read the full response, which provides key findings and interventions for addressing racism at the institutional, cultural, community, and individual levels.  

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