The following statement can be attributed to Pat Wang, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthfirst, in response to the turmoil in our world as outrage over the death of George Floyd grows and intensifies.
I am outraged by what happened in Minnesota, which was a continuation of injustices that are like an open wound in the American soul. I ask all of us, in our own ways, to set an intention to heal that wound by objecting to inequality, fighting racism everywhere, and doing so constructively and peacefully.
At Healthfirst, our work is part of an effort to make a difference in battling disparities and improving outcomes in communities most at risk, including those subject to the injustices that are shocking our consciences now. This work, as well as our continued drive for equitable, quality healthcare for all of our members and their communities, will guide us as we do what we can to be a force against disparities in our society.