Lawmakers Present Legislation Aimed To Address Systemic Equity


>>Lawmakers Present Legislation Aimed To Address Systemic Equity

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Pennsylvania's Legislative Black Caucus and other lawmakers are proposing several bills to address systemic equity across the state. The group presented the Invest in Systemic Equity Legislative Package yesterday, which includes declaring racism as a public health crisis. One of the bills would establish the Racial Equity Task Force within the Department of Health while another would create the Joint Legislative Equity Committee that would analyze any legislation. Several other bills in the package tackle issues such as implicit bias in health care, maternal mortality and even taking a deeper look into algorithmic technology.