The results of our last census tells us Malden is now officially a majority minority city with over 40% of our population being foreign born. That is why we are fortunate to have The Leah Zallman Center located here in Malden. Their primary research focus is immigrant health and well-being. I was honored to be invited as a leader at one of the round tables for the Immigrant Health Research 2023 spring event: Power in Listening.
The center just released: “It was wonderful to have so many immigrant and BIPOC leaders together, and folks from across all sectors joining us. The Leah Zallman Center and the Institute for Community Health are honored to partner with all of you and look forward to advancing immigrant health in Massachusetts and beyond.
“We are thrilled with the initial cross-sector dialogues that took place last Wednesday, which revealed how much work we have to do. We will be compiling and synthesizing roundtable dialogue themes to send to all of you within the next few weeks, along with a graphic illustration that captures the energy of the event.”
Once I receive the information, I will share it and use the data to inform my decisions as a City Councillor here in Malden. Everyone should have fair and just access to health which requires removing barriers. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed.
Karen Colón Hayes, City Councillor At Large