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File #: 57483    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE Supporting the Wisconsin Public Health Association's Campaign Against Racism and Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Crisis.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/12/2019 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 10/15/2019 Final action: 10/15/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: RES-19-00731
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Supporting the Wisconsin Public Health Association's Campaign Against Racism and Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Crisis.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. 57483 v1.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution supports the Wisconsin Public Health Association's Campaign Against Racism, recognizes that racism is a public health crisis, and supports a number of statements to advocate for equitable policies and inform public discourse on racism in the City of Madison. The Board of Health for Madison and Dane County passed a similar resolution in December 2018 (Legistar file 54062).

This resolution reinforces Public Health’s health and racial equity framework to organizational transformation. Staff time and resources are already allocated to this effort. There are no new projects or programming identified with this resolution. Public Health anticipate that resources might be identified to support initiatives and programming in the future. No appropriation is required at this time.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Supporting the Wisconsin Public Health Association's Campaign Against Racism and Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Crisis.
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WHEREAS, the City of Madison recognizes that race is a social construct and long-standing institutional and structural bias have resulted in racial inequities that impact individual and population health, social, economic and educational outcomes; and,

WHEREAS, in October 2013 the City of Madison of Madison declared by Resolution 13-00828 - Declaring the City of Madison’s intention to adopt an Equity Impact Model which acknowledged the role of government in working to create more equitable access to opportunities so that all Madison residents can thrive, and which served as a catalyst in the development of the City’s Racial Equity and Social Justice (RESJI) initiative; and,

WHEREAS, in January 2014, the City of Madison approved Resolution 14-00919- Recognizing the role of the Common Council in addressing institutionalized bias and proactively advancing racial equity to recognize the City’s understanding that government needs to work to actively undo institutional and structural racism; and,

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