health and racism

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner talks with Kyle Strickland, a Columbus native, Harvard Law graduate, and advocate for racial and health justice.

Ohio Senate

A Republican state Senator and a doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting COVID-19 because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism after his appointment to lead the Senate Health Committee.

On this week’s episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner wraps up our 2020 candidate series with a discussion with Representative Kristin Boggs of House District 18—Dan’s district—about the importance of local state elections, and the state of Ohio health and healthcare politics.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says racism is a public health crisis, and he's challenging all aspects of state government to address disparities. 

A Franklin County pilot program will work across local government agencies to help boys and young men of color better access family services. 

Ohio Public Radio

A resolution introduced last week to declare racism a public health crisis in the state is getting its first hearing in the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate, where one member of the GOP has joined eight Democrats in sponsoring the measure.

Some Democratic lawmakers made emotional appeals to colleagues in the GOP-led Ohio House Thursday for help in addressing racism.  

Columbus City Council last night approved a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in the city. 

Columbus City council will take up the issue of racism as a public health crisis tonight, and is expected to issue a declaration, nearly two weeks after Franklin County commissioners took that step.

Racism has been declared a public health crisis in Franklin County.  

Jeff St. Clair / WKSU

The generation of African-Americans who lived under Jim Crow is passing away but the impact lives on, according to University of Dayton sociologist Ruth Thompson-Miller.