BLACK HEALTH MATTERS: Emory alumni create social justice organization to reduce racialized health disparities

Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health | Rollins Magazine | Fall 2019 It started with T-shirts. Saddened by the recurring reports of police violence against black people and inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Paulah Wheeler 16MPH designed shirts emblazoned with the words “Black Health Matters.” She had them printed for herself and the other board members of the Association of Black Public Health Students (ABPHS) with the intent of sparking a conversation on campus about racism-fueled health disparities. They did. “People would come up to us and ask where they…

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