Despite an already high tax burden, the City of Burlington plans to hire a ‘public health equity manager’ to lead the city’s efforts to reduce the health impacts of systemic racism, Mayor Miro Weinberger and a phalanx of advocacy groups declared yesterday.
""We have with us the broad array of stakeholders necessary to take on the massive challenge of eradicating systemic racism and the profound health disparities that racism creates," Weinberger said. "This work will be difficult and will need sustained focus and energy from our full community to meet the aspiration of being better anti-racist organizations." The city has pledged to hire a public health equity manager, who will write a plan to address race-based disparities in health outcomes. Officials will also work with the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance to determine how to spend the $1 million racial justice fund created in the latest budget."
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