WDH supports new anti-racism movement

Published 7 September 2021

WDH has pledged its support to Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) and the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) new anti-racism movement.

 We have joined nearly 550 organisations and community allies, who have signed to support the Root Out Racism movement. It was co-created by over 100 WY&H HCP ethnic minority colleagues with the aims to proactively challenge racism across all aspects of society, to improve health inequalities, and to help individuals and organisations alike to become actively anti-racist. 

The movement, a recommendation from the WY&H HCP review in October 2020 into the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities, spotlights the experiences of ethnic minority employees and allies from across WY&H HCP and illustrates their views of racism.  It seeks to encourage people to better inform themselves on anti-racist behaviours, to stand up against racism, and to stand together, whilst linking to training and people’s life stories.

 Andy Wallhead, Chief Executive at WDH said: “As an organisation, we want to proactively challenge racism and all forms of prejudice and discrimination and are fully behind the Root out Racism movement. 

 “As individuals, we can all educate and inform ourselves on anti-racist behaviours and what we can do to challenge and change society for the better.  Together, we can root out racism.”

 You can find out more and get involved with the campaign at https://www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/get-involved/root-out-racism/about-our-anti-racism-movement.

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