Influencing health policy in Connecticut

Our Vision

For every Connecticut resident to attain optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.

Our Mission

To promote policies, programs, and practices that result in equitable health care access, delivery, and outcomes for all people in Connecticut.

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Community-led Solutions: Advancing Medicaid Reimbursement for Community Health Workers in Connecticut

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 …

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Health Equity Week 2023

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 … logo

Community Health Worker Advocacy 2023

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.

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