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MHS Statement on Racial Justice

artwork by Rafael Barahona

We recognize the deep pain and frustration of Black Americans caused by years of systemic injustice. We stand with our brothers and sisters and unequivocally proclaim that Black lives matter. [ Read the Full Statement... ]

Leadership Right Now Is Not for the Faint of Heart

By Karen Lehman, President/CEO

Karen LehmanThese are challenging times!  How many times have you said these words or heard someone else say them?  What makes this time particularly challenging is that so much has been turned upside down. And it happened quickly. All our focus shifted to COVID-19 and its immediate impacts; a global recession, ongoing organizational vigilance... [Read More...]

Save Money by Self-funding Your Health Care Costs

by Clare Krabill, Chief Operating Officer and MEP Managing Director

Clare KrabillDuring these unprecedented times, many of you will seek strategies to help your bottom line. One major expense most of you share is employee benefits. In fact, some of you may be asking yourself if there is a need to cut back on these benefits even as you are loathe to consider... [ Read More...]

Care Purchasing Services (CPS) Brings MHS Members More Than Value That Can Be Measured In Dollars

Dianne PietCPS keeps a pulse on industry trends and focuses on total solutions that help members improve patient and resident experience, as well as reduce operating costs. Don’t miss out on upcoming solutions regarding COVID-19 and recovering from the financial strains, click here to have solutions delivered directly to your inbox.  [ Read More...]

Mennonite Health Assembly 2021 Going Virtual

After careful consideration, the MHS Board of Directors decided to move to a virtual format for Mennonite Health Assembly (MHA) in 2021.The MHS Board recently debated the merits of having an in-person MHA next March versus holding a virtual assembly. [ Read more...]

July Webinar: A Social Psychological Approach to Diversity and Inclusion

MHS members have made significant strides in creating more equitable work environments, and yet, we know there is still work to do. Join us in conversation with Aphaphanh Nussbaum to explore the social psychology of workplace diversity, and learn about key resources that Everence uses for training staff. [ Read More...]

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by MHS staff



Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

As part as our committment to continue working toward racial justice, we will feature several items from the list of 97 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice in each issue of eConnections.

  • There are varied approaches to ending police violence. The best thing to do is to follow your local Black Lives Matter chapter to find out the proposed policy and funding changes in your city or town. Donate to your local BLM chapter, sign up for updates, volunteer, and take action when asked.
  • Campaign Zero has ten evidence-based solutions to address police violence. Contact your city or town government representative(s) and police chief to advocate for these policies.
  • Within the evidence-based solutions in #2, Campaign Zero has a project called 8Can’tWait, with eight specific policies to be prioritized to end police violence. The website has a fantastic tool wherein you can see which of the policies your city or town have been enacted. Contact your city or town government representative(s) and police chief to advocate for the policies that have not yet been enacted.
  • Find out your city or town’s policy on no-knock warrants (the policy that led to Breonna Taylor’s murder). Contact your city or town government representative(s) and police chief to ban no-knock warrants.
  • Write to your state representative and senator to end qualified immunity like Colorado recently didQualified immunity permits government officials performing discretionary functions to be immune from civil suits unless the official violated “clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.” In recent years, qualified immunity has been successfully used to defend the use of excessive or deadly force by police, like in this case. Thank you to Claudia S. Murray for the suggestion.
  • Fund a project facilitated by Leap, the Law Enforcement Accountability Project, a fund that empowers activists to change the narrative around the police abuse of Black People. Leap is founded by Ava DuVernay.
  • Understand and share what “defund the police” really means. It’s about a new, smarter approach to public safety, wherein we demilitarize the police and allocate resources into education, social services, and other root causes of crimes. What we’re doing now isn’t working — There are so many who have been killed, and nearly every Black American has experienced some form of harassment by the police. Some good resources for this are here and here.
  • More and more stories of Black folks encountering racism are being documented and shared through social media — whether it’s at a hotel, with the police, in a coffee shop, at a school, etc. When you see such a post, call the organization, company, or institution involved to tell them how upset you are. Then share the post along with the institution’s contact information, spreading the word about what happened and encouraging others to contact the institution as well. Whether the company initiated the event or failed to protect a POC during an onslaught by a third party, they need to hear from us.


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