Racism is a major public health challenge

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Inequalities for, and within, communities of colour existed before the pandemic and persist today. In April Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee issued a report heavily criticising inequalities and discrimination in maternity care, while the Mental Health Act is undergoing reform to address huge discrepancies in treatment; black people are four times more likely to be sectioned under the act than white people, for example.

The president of the Faculty of Public Health U.K., Kevin Fenton, speaks about the legacies of Covid-19, structural discrimination, and why well-being goes beyond the NHS.

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