Health Institute Unveils “Anti-Racist” Mission

According to a report, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to spend almost $1.4 million of your money on research called “anti-racist healing in nature.”

The San Francisco State University research project started in September 2021 and is expected to wrap up in August 2023. An amendment to the agreement dated June 7 indicates that an extra $387,308 had been granted, increasing the total to $1,432,387. The original amount pledged for the study was $1,045,078. 

The study claims racism and discrimination contribute to elevated levels of stress and reduced opportunities for social support, both of which contribute to the perpetuation of racial health inequalities.

According to the grant’s description, it will fund community-focused research that uses ancestral knowledge from diverse communities of color to tackle rising health inequalities on several fronts with the help of interdisciplinary teams. The plan calls for making sure everyone can use the parks for exercise. 

The proposed study claims it would collect information regarding anti-racist therapy in nature as a strategy for decreasing stress in BIPOC young people, which is vital since health inequalities are related to chronic stress. The research cost $1.4 million and brags about using low-cost, successful treatments.

According to the program, individuals 18 to 26 years old who identify as Black, Latin, Filipino, or Pacific Islander are sought for this research. Volunteers will earn over $100 in pay and free transportation for weekend visits to the Redwoods.  The NIH is providing grant funds to promote “health equity” and reduce health inequalities across various demographic groups.

According to a report, after reading about the city’s crime rate, many potential tourists to San Francisco express concern about their personal safety. 

For example, the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco is widely recognized as the city’s most dangerous and lawless area.

Many impoverished people live close to sleazy residential motels where prostitution, drug peddling, and drug use are more common. 

The Tenderloin isn’t especially risky for violent crime throughout the day, but things change dramatically as darkness falls.