NH-ME LEND and New Mainers Public Health Initiative

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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