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repost Building Healthy Communities: Exploring the Intersection of Housing & Health Equity By: Namandje Wali, Program Manager of Training and Outreach In Connecticut, as with many other communities across the […]

Health Equity Solutions invites YOU to submit nominations for the Patricia Baker Award for Health Equity Advocacy. This award represents excellence in policy advocacy to advance systems-level change to promote health equity in Connecticut. Nominations must be submitted by completing this form.
Far too often, people are forced into debt because medical care has gotten so expensive. Medical debt is a significant concern in our state and country, forcing families to make budget cuts and pressuring people on fixed incomes. This is a devastating reality for millions of Americans. Our policymaking leaders need to zero in on the key drivers of high healthcare costs – like dishonest hospital billing practices – and eliminate them.
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After working together to pass and implement community health worker (CHW) certification in Connecticut, HES and our partners were eager to see more progress in expanding and solidifying this vital […]

03/03/2023
Samantha Lew
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The first full week of April is now recognized in statute as Health Equity Week! This week annually reaffirms Connecticut’s commitment to eliminating inequities in health and ensuring all residents […]

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Community Health Workers (CHWs), go by many names: lay health workers, navigators, promotores, peer support workers, health educators, community health advocates, community health liaisons, and many other titles. All community health workers are public health outreach professionals with an in-depth understanding of the experiences, languages, cultures, and socioeconomic needs of the community they serve.