Medford Develops Roadmap To Address Racism As Health Crisis

MEDFORD, MA — City officials on Wednesday released Medford’s “Social Justice Roadmap,” a guiding document that details ongoing interdepartmental work around equity and inclusion and lays out proposed goals for continuing and expanding on this work with the community.

The full document is available here and will be updated regularly as work continues. The report includes action steps the city has taken or are currently under review to address racism and the social determinants of health that disproportionately impact communities of color, reports compiled, questions officials have received from residents and more.

To address institutional and systemic racism, the city is addressing equity in several fields, including:

Health & Well-Being

– Through interdepartmental and external agency collaboration, address social determinants of health. According to the World Health Organization, “Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.” These circumstances are shaped by

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