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Centering Racial Justice to strengthen the Public Health Ecosystem

December 15, 2022

The public health field experienced a collective "moment" in 2020, declaring racism a public health crisis in cities, counties, and states across the country. However, since then, too many have slipped back to "business as usual." The new report Centering Racial Justice to Strengthen the Public Health Ecosystem: Lessons from COVID-19 from Prevention Institute and Big Cities Health Coalition calls on us all to reignite our collective commitment to bold transformational change rooted in equity and racial justice.

Racial Equity and Healing

Urban Health Agenda

June 2, 2022

The Urban Health Agenda is a guiding framework intended to help inform the narrative and policy dialogue around the health of big cities. The Agenda rests on two key pillars: (1) Health is more than health care, and (2) The well-being of urban populations centers on a broader definition of "health." In this vision, all government agencies and relevant community-based organizations work together to promote health and safety, in part through dismantling structural inequities and systems built on generations of racism.

Health Equity

Big Cities Health Coalition Annual Report 2020

April 2, 2021

Big city health departments made a huge impact in 2020. Faced with a once-in-a-century pandemic, funding shortages, and political pressures, public health leaders worked tirelessly to protect the health of their jurisdictions. In our 2020 Annual Report, we highlight just a few of the countless ways that we worked with members to advance equity and health in our cities.

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