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Speech is a call to action Dr. Akram Boutros touts program that can reverse effects of childhood trauma MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros calls citizens to join Open Table, support programs to reverse effects of trauma and structural racism on public health Open Table

Jun 08, 2019 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

In a moving speech Friday at the City Club of Cleveland, MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros blamed the far-reaching effects of structural racism and childhood trauma for many of Cuyahoga County’s public health crises and issued a call to action for citizens to do their part in addressing them.

“We must hold each other accountable — every person in this room, every person listening on the radio, every person watching online — we must hold each other accountable for improving the heal...