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The WSMA opposes the use of racist, homophobic, stigmatizing, and discriminatory language in reference to communities affected by monkeypox, and other diseases in general. The WSMA also supports efforts to combat such language with timely and transparent public education (Res C-16, A-22)

The WSMA supports public health policy and disease response efforts that centers its solutions around health equity and involves stakeholders within the communities that are affected by monkeypox and other diseases to better reach those that are marginalized and vulnerable. (Res C-16, A-22)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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