It is well established that race is a key determinant of health. We know that race affects health outcomes and that BIPOC communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and by environmental racism, including in Atlantic Canada. This is clear evidence of the inequity in our society.
Intersectionality should be a core tenet of health research. We recognize that racism exists within the research community and that there is much work to be done. #BlackInTheIvory
We support Dalhousie University’s Vice-Provost, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Theresa Rajack-Talley and the formal acknowledgement that “we have an obligation to provide an education and a community that works together to address systematic anti-Black racism and all forms of discrimination and intolerance.”
Atlantic PATH is committed to being an anti-racist organization. We are dedicated to providing equal access to data and to supporting researchers throughout the research process. We aim to continually reflect on our policies and practices so that we may do our part in working towards an equitable research community.