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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 08:20 AM

Hospital employees call on MaineHealth to take concrete steps to address systemic racism

Employees at MaineHealth are circulating a petition calling on Maine’s largest health care organization to take concrete steps to address the systemic racism that creates health disparities for Black, Indigenous and other people of color.

The health care group is being asked to develop policies to address the disportionately high rates of COVID-19 and lack of health insurance within communities of color.

The petition was posted on July 24 by a group of staff and concerned community members calling themselves Mainers for Public Health Justice. It has been signed by over 330 people so far.

The group said they are asking the organization for specific action steps in response to a company-wide letter MaineHealth CEO William Caron sent in response to the George Floyd protests.

Read more: https://mainebeacon.com/hospital-employees-call-on-mainehealth-to-take-concrete-steps-to-address-systemic-racism/

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