Standing Proudly With MPHI Staff of Color Affinity Group
The Board of Directors of the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) stands proudly with the MPHI Staff of Color Affinity Group in their cry for an end to the pandemics, including the pandemic of racism. The Staff of Color Affinity Group has correctly stated “it will take intentional action to eliminate the deeply rooted impact of racism in all its forms; institutional, structural, cultural, and interpersonal”. To be clear, the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and many more resulted from racism. We declare unequivocally this is not acceptable. Racism is a public health crisis. The MPHI Board of Directors joins the Staff of Color Affinity Group in calling for work to address racism and inequities at MPHI and throughout society. The MPHI Board of Directors is made up of members from multiple races and backgrounds, but we stand with one voice in declaring Black Lives Matter. May our future actions prove this statement to be true.
MPHI employees continue to telecommute due to the current recommended public health response to COVID-19. Our highest priority is the health and well-being of the communities we serve, our partners, and our employees.