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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

Social Justice Committee Resources


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 and Resources:
  Implementing Effective Community Policing Practices

 Free access to research from SAGE publications

  Anti-racism resources from ACES Connections 




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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