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Denver 2021 Day of Action: Public Health for Public Safety
Monday, October 25, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM MDT
Category: CPHA Event

Save the date and join us during the APHA annual meeting for the 2021 Virtual Day of Action:  

Public Health for Public Safety 

Monday, October 25, 4 – 5:30 PM Mountain Time (6-7:30 PM ET, 3-4:30 PM PT)

Register here and the Zoom link will be provided

Please note you do NOT need to be registered for the APHA Annual Meeting to attend

The past 18 months have illuminated the enduring legacy and impacts of racism within our society. Egregious instances of police violence, subsequent mass protests, and organized advocacy efforts have resulted in declarations of racism as a public health issue from the APHA, its affiliates, and state and local public health agencies across the nation. Moreover, we have seen growing attention to the over-utilization of the criminal legal system as the primary entity addressing concerns such as homelessness, mental illness, poverty, violence, substance use and addiction. These are public health matters which cannot be adequately understood or resolved through a public safety framework alone. Denver has been a national leader in efforts to more comprehensively and holistically solve these problems through community engagement, systems coordination, policy advocacy, and direct action. 

Join us at the 2021 APHA Day of Action to learn more about the amazing work underway to advance justice, equity, health, and safety in Denver communities. Together, we will virtually tour downtown Denver to observe and discuss these determinants and consequences of racism and public safety inequities in Denver, as well as hear from the community leaders and programs that are successfully working towards solutions.

Denver partners whose work will be highlighted include: 

We welcome your co-sponsorship! To co-sponsor the action, contact Amy Carroll-Scott at [email protected].