For the first time in recent memory, the news in DC has been dominated by something other than the coronavirus pandemic – the issue of systemic racism and law-enforcement treatment of Black Americans, which many experts view as a public health issue . See the 2019 Policy Statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health . Pediatrics  Aug 2019, 144 (2) e20191765. Read below for an update on a bill introduced in the House and Senate to address policing practices, and read on for health-policy information and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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