Community health workers are effective in addressing inequities and promoting health. We shed light on their important work across Connecticut.
HES and the Community Health Worker Association of CT partnered on a display about CHWs from April 1st – 14th in the concourse between the Legislative Office Building and the State Capitol. Check out quotes from these inspiring CHW leaders and advocates on our social media:
CHWs bridge the gap between community and the care that they need. Thank you to Gamaliel Rivera, Yamira Ramirez, Jose Rodriguez, and Carmen Sarmiento for your efforts to advance health equity in Connecticut.
CHW LOBBY DAY was filled with TONS of excitement & momentum!
HES Patricia Baker Award for Health Equity Advocacy Presented to Mildred “Millie” Landock!
This year, the Pat Baker Award for Health Equity Advocacy was presented to Mildred “Millie” Landock for her impressive service of over 10 years as a community health worker and her efforts to advance policies that recognize the value of community health workers in advancing equity.
Racial Justice Advocacy Award to Honor Representative Quentin “Q” Soldier Williams
Health Equity? What is it? We started the week with an interactive Health Equity 101 workshop on what is health equity, how to be an advocate, and when to advocate. To learn more check out this article: In-Depth Presentation Shines a Light on Health Equity
Health care affordability & access are among the most pressing health equity challenges...
Check out this Community Conversation & Panel on Navigating Husky, Financial Assistance and Access, hosted by the Health Equity by the People for the People Coalition.
Health Equity Week in the Media!
- Community Health Workers Play A Role in Advancing Equity in CT
- Comptroller Sean Scanlon Kicks Off Health Equity Week, Announces Formation Of Healthcare Working Group
- Connecticut Celebrates its First Health Equity Week
- Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani wishes DPH staff a Happy Health Equity and National Public Health Week
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From the HES team...
Thank YOU for joining Connecticut’s 5th annual Health Equity Week! Together we will build a more equitable Connecticut.