Mayor Lori Lightfoot will make an announcement Thursday declaring racism a public health crisis in Chicago.
Mayor Lightfoot will be joined by Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady for the announcement.
The announcement comes after CDPH released a study earlier this week showing Black Chicagoans have a shorter life expectancy.
Black lives are shorter in the city. On average in 2017 Blacks in the city lived 71.4 years, while non-Blacks lived 80.6 years.
To view the report, click The State of Health for Blacks in Chicago.
This article originally appeared on ABC7 Chicago.