PCPI ends with amplifying its belief that systemic racism and police violence against black, indigenous, and people of color is an ongoing public health crisis. Advancing health through supporting physicians and health professionals to deliver care and meaningful outcomes for all people they serve, especially for those who have consistently been underserved, is an enduring tenant for PCPI.
As part of our commitment to anti-racism, we honor the lives and legacy of Congressman John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian, both pivotal figures of the civil rights movement in the U.S. These icons of American history and outspoken advocates in the struggle for equal justice in America embody our beliefs for justice within healthcare and beyond. While our work as an organization may cease, we firmly believe that the commitment to ending bigotry and discrimination within healthcare must go on. In the words of Congressman Lewis, “I say to people today, ‘You must be prepared if you believe in something. If you believe in something, you have to go for it. As individuals, we may not live to see the end.”