Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/24/2022


Agenda Item #8: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution recognizing racism as a public health crisis. Marin’s recent health profile highlighted housing unaffordability, income inequality, high rates of substance use, and high racial disparities in health as weaknesses. In 2021, Marin moved from No. 1 to the No. 2 most racially disparate county in California.


The Board accepted a report and adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the resolution recognizing racism as a public health crisis.

Contact: Benita McLarin, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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