It Is Time to Get REL!

March 3, 2018

Reports from the Center for Disease Control and the CT Department of Public Health have shown there are significant health disparities for people of color living in our state including higher rates of infant mortality, diabetes and asthma for those who identify as black and Hispanic compared to whites.  As states work to address the vast and deep legacy of racism and resulting health disparities that affect people of color, this data is critical to making informed decisions, designing focused interventions and improving health outcomes for all their residents.  To learn more about these efforts check out “It’s Time to Get REL!” co-authored by HES Executive Director Tekisha Dwan Everette and Eva Marie Stahl, Project Director of the Community Catalyst Children’s Health Initiative.