Building Towards Anti-Racist Governments – Orange County: Brave Steps

Orange County (OC) is a wealthy county in Southern California that is home to a diverse and politically divided population. Despite being a “purple” county, Orange County took brave steps and enacted several key strategies in response to the health and economic disparities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic to make the county a more equitable place for all its residents.

While these efforts have been notable, Orange County has much more to do to sustain and build upon its efforts to address racism, discrimination, and health inequities. Specifically, OC equity leaders highlight four areas for future focus.