The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center stands in solidarity with protestors and organizers demanding justice and an end to anti-Black violence. We stand with Black Lives Matter for racial justice and against racism and white supremacy in every form.
The lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and Elijah McClain mattered. They still matter. We share in the collective grief, anger and pain felt by Black communities across the country and around the world.
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center’s work has always been about justice and equity. We remain committed to providing accessible care that addresses the unique needs of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) youth. Our young patients, who are majority BIPOC, have been confronted with racial trauma throughout their lives and need space and support to begin to heal. However, we recognize that healing alone, without the additional work of dismantling white supremacy, is not enough. Racism is a core social determinant of health—we cannot achieve health equity without racial justice.
There is much work to be done, and we remain committed to doing that work, both in the communities we serve and in our own organization.