“Master of Public Health in Black Health”
Have you noticed that the progressive obsession with race often makes them appear racist?
The Toronto Star reports:
University of Toronto makes history with launch of new degree in Black health
Racism has harmed the health of Black people for generations, and its impact on Canada’s health-care system has often led to worse outcomes.
That’s why the University of Toronto is launching a Master of Public Health in Black Health to specifically train students entering health-care fields on how to improve the system and provide better care, said Roberta Timothy, an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T.
“This is something that’s not only life-changing, but really critical for our community to have, to work differently with Black folks and really address not only anti-Black racism, but wellness and healing in our communities,” she said.
Black communities deserve health care that accounts for their diverse identities, incorporates cultural knowledge and practices, works to dismantle anti-Black racism and ultimately cares for their well-being, said Timothy, who created the program and is the Black health lead at the school.
And since the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected racialized people, it’s clear that inequities in health care that Black communities have faced for many decades must be confronted by the health system, as those communities require continued investment and improved care to combat historical anti-Black racism perpetuates harm, she said.
The two-year program will welcome its first cohort of 10 students in the fall of 2023. Timothy submitted a proposal to the university at the end of 2021 after consulting communities.
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