Colorado to declare racism a public health crisis

Colorado will declare racism a public health crisis following a push by staffers inside the state’s health department to respond to ongoing social-justice protests and the inequities highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic. Since June, employees at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment have pressed Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan to make such a public declaration and became increasingly […]

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Perth hospitals declare emergency mental health code yellow after 'ugly week'

Hospital emergency department staff are bracing for a tough weekend after a week that has already been described as “ugly” by a senior doctor. Perth’s mental health system was under such stress this week that a 'code yellow' was called, reflecting an internal emergency relating to overcrowding and the lack of mental health beds in the system to accept patients […]

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