The Vermont Public Health Association recognizes the recent events that are in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers. These Black lives lost due to police violence reflect the deep and ongoing “pandemic” of racism that permeates our society and blocks any effort to build equitable societal systems of health and wellness for Black Americans. Nationally, the many peaceful protests are highlighting the anger over the traumatic legacy of centuries of racism in our country. We encourage all our members and colleagues to become actively involved in this watershed moment by working as public health professionals to address structural racism and move us forward to a society that is equitable for all.
Please also refer to the American Public Health Association’s statement on Addressing Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health Issue.
The situation and the public health response to the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus is rapidly changing. Information for public health professionals, providers, and the public is constantly being revised to reflect the latest knowledge and guidance about this disease. For the most up to date information on public health and clinical response, please visit the Vermont Department of Health website or the Centers for Disease Control website.
For information on how to be part of the response effort, click here.
The Vermont Public Health Association (VtPHA) is a membership organization whose purpose is to protect and promote personal, community and environmental health within our State.
VtPHA is a statewide membership organization that seeks to positively influence the health of all Vermonters and provide an important voice on public health issues at the national, state and local level.
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