Faculty of Public Health publishes new Anti-racism Framework
In line with our Organisational Strategy 2020 – 25, and our Strategic Focus Areas 2022 – 25 the Faculty is committed to acting as a clear, unequivocal and effective champion for health and equity in all policies, including tacking health inequalities and promoting a public health approach to anti-racism.
This has been a dedicated area of focus for the Faculty of Public Health since the summer of 2020, following the murder of George Floyd, and the renewed sense of injustice that followed, combined with the racial disparities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
FPH, through its members, stands at the forefront of challenging and addressing these injustices, and is committed to tackling the health inequalities prevalent in today’s society.
An essential element of this work is for organisations to take serious action to root out racial disparities and discrimination by implementing anti-racism strategies that are well-planned, strategic, and sustainable.
The Faculty has today launched our new Anti-racism Framework which outlines our commitments as an organisation to members, staff, and the wider community to becoming actively anti-racist.
The Framework, which we hope may also guide other organisations in their work to develop anti-racism strategies, contains four key commitments;
- We will recognise that structural racism exists and is harmful, and we will support ethnic minority staff.
- We will act to redress racism and call out discrimination.
- We will be transparent and accountable, and we will measure our progress.
- We will use our unique position to influence the public health workforce and wider community.
These commitments are mapped to the six principles provided by Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development to help organisations develop a robust anti-racism strategy.
Discussing the Faculty’s new Anti-racism Framework and our wider work to promote a public health approach to anti-racism, FPH President Professor Kevin Fenton has authored this new blog post.