Health Equity Week 2022

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Can you believe it? Another Health Equity Week in the history books. Held during the first week of National Minority Health Month, Health Equity Week is an annual campaign created to elevate the conversation about health equity and move folks to action on the policies that can advance equity in Connecticut. This year we highlighted Connecticut’s Path to Equity — a menu of state-level policies to promote health equity in Connecticut. SO much to share…

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ICYMI: Health Equity Week 2022 was overflowing with great events and information … scroll for highlights and links to recordings!

  • Governor Lamont issued a proclamation of Health Equity Week, noting Connecticut’s commitment to ensuring that all people can achieve their optimal health outcome regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or socioeconomic status. 
  • Department of Public Health Commissioner Juthani, shared these words:

Here are some of your responses...

Missed an Event? Check out the recordings! Scroll for highlights!

Activating the Path to Equity Recap

We kicked off Health Equity Week by celebrating the “Faces of Equity,” people who are putting CT’s Path to Equity into action and taking the steps to advance health equity in our state.

Congratulations Patricia Baker!

At this event, HES presented the first annual Health Equity Advocacy Champion Award to Patricia Baker, founding President & CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation. In future years, the award will be given in honor of Patricia Baker to a Connecticut resident or organization that advocates for systems-level changes to promote health equity.

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Advocacy from Where You Sit Recap

On April 6th our Training and Outreach team and Reverend Robyn Anderson from the Ministerial Health Fellowship hosted an interactive workshop on advocacy and storytelling.

Attended the event? Share your thoughts with us! Have questions? Contact Kevin Collins ( or Taylor Tucker ( for more information.

Healthcare Access and Affordability Recap

On April 7th the Health Equity for the People by the People Coalition (CT Students for a DreamHealth Equity SolutionsMake the Road Connecticut, and the Ministerial Health Fellowship), hosted a session on improving access to affordable healthcare, community building, and taking action this legislative session.

Attended the event? Share your thoughts with us! Have questions? Contact Dawn Fuller-Ball ( for more information.

“It is past time to build a new, more equitable ‘normal’ that upholds the humanity of every single resident of our state. How? To do this, we need a plan for dismantling the racism that is baked into our policies, practices, and ways of being.” – Tekisha Dwan Everette, PhD, Executive Director of Health Equity Solutions

Thank YOU for joining Connecticut’s 4th annual Health Equity Week! Together we will build a more equitable Connecticut.