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Comprised of healthcare professionals who are dedicated to providing trauma-informed, patient-centered care to victims of violence, the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) condemns discrimination, racism, and violence in all its forms.

 

Recent and historical acts of lethal, race-based police brutality—both publicized and not—lay bare that racism is a persistent public health threat to the safety, lives, and well-being of the individuals and communities that experience it.

 

Condemnation alone, however, is not enough. 

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Why Race Matters - A letter from IAFN member and  Dean of UNLV School of Nursing

 

 

Information and Resources 

 

From IAFN:

Statement and Commitment on Police Brutality/Racism

Position Statement: Violence is a Healthcare Issue


 

Action Steps and Campaigns:

•  Campaign Zero: Action steps, reports and research on ending police violence

•  75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

•  Ways to Help 

 

 

Research:
  Implementing Effective Community Policing Practices

  Free access to research from SAGE publications

 

 

Articles and Publications

 Nursing Community Coalition members united in fight against racism and injustice

 Police brutality must stop (American Medical Association)

 Racism is a public health issue and 'police brutality must stop,' medical groups say (CNN)

 Health Groups Deem Racism, Police Brutality a Public Health Crisis Amid George Floyd Protests (Newsweek)



 

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