NH-ME LEND and New Mainers Public Health Initiative

Published by: NMPHI

New Mainers Public Health Initiative (NMPHI) is a nonprofit community-based organization that strives to engage, empower, inform, advocate and educate New Mainer residents on public health subject matters.

January 20, 2020

January 20, 2020

Over the past two decades, Maine has experienced a rapid growth of racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse populations. Although Maine’s population is largely White (95%), children in Maine are disproportionately from minority populations; currently 9% of children in Maine are from a race other than White.

Lewiston, Maine is the second largest city in the state and a secondary resettlement area for refugees from Somalia (ethnic Somalis and ethnic Bantus)–meaning that these immigrants migrated to Lewiston from their initial (primary) settlement destination in the U.S…

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