FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2020
CONTACT: Kate Alfano, 512-788-0085
The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) condemns all racism and senseless acts of violence. Racism is a social determinant of health. The structural racism we are witnessing nationwide undermines the health of individuals, families and communities we serve. CMS is deeply concerned with the prevalence of discriminatory and racist acts that are resulting in the unwarranted deaths and marginalization of people of color.
Our members care for the physical, mental and public health consequences of those impacted by structural racism and discrimination. Individual and community health cannot thrive in the presence of disparities in health care, workforce development, housing, education, and criminal justice. For these reasons, CMS has a long history of working to mitigate these health and racial impacts on our patients’ health.
CMS, on behalf of our members, commits to promoting and advancing health and social equity through advocacy, public policy and education.
David Markenson, MD, MBA
President, Colorado Medical Society
The Colorado Medical Society champions health care issues that improve patient care, promote physician professional satisfaction and create healthier communities in Colorado. To learn more about CMS, visit www.cms.org.