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A Community Mobilizes to End Medical Apartheid

Progress in Community Health Partnerships, a national, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to identify and publicize model programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, has published an article by the Bronx Health REACH coalition in its most recent issue. The article, “A Community Mobilizes to End Medical Apartheid”, describes the events that led to the Bronx Health REACH coalition’s decision to file a civil rights complaint with the New York State Office of the Attorney General alleging that three academic medical centers in New York City discriminated on the basis of payer status and race in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Hill-Burton Act, New York State regulations, and New York City Human Rights Law. To read the article, click here.