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AMA Board of Trustees pledges action against racism and police brutality
Dear Members,

This statement from the American Medical Association was issued on June 7th:

"At a virtual Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, the AMA Board of Trustees today pledged action to confront systemic racism and police brutality, and released the following statement that was approved at its meeting on Friday:

• The AMA recognizes that racism in its systemic, structural, institutional, and interpersonal forms is an urgent threat to public health, the advancement of health equity, and a barrier to excellence in the delivery of medical care.
• The AMA opposes all forms of racism.
• The AMA denounces police brutality and all forms of racially-motivated violence.
• The AMA will actively work to dismantle racist and discriminatory policies and practices across all of health care.

The AMA also released a video of the Board reciting this statement as a symbol of its commitment to address racism. The Board of Trustee’s statement builds on an AMA Viewpoint, ' Police Brutality Must Stop,' by AMA Board Chair Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H. and AMA President Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A."


Additional Resources:
If you have not already, be sure to view our thank you to CCMS members, and all our community’s healthcare workers and first responders, for providing exemplary care to patients throughout the COVID-19 crisis
Share and utilize our UPDATED PSA video: CCMS Physicians Care During COVID-19 Crisis (now includes added mask/face covering recommendation).
Reminder, be sure to download the May-June issue of the CCMS Member Magazine, The Forum, featuring COVID-19 information and resources.

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