Health Equity Week: April 3-9, 2022!
(#HealthEquityWeek & #HEW22)
Governor Ned Lamont proclaimed the week of April 3rd - April 9th, 2022 as Health Equity Week, recognizing Connecticut's commitment to ensuring that all people are able to achieve their optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or socioeconomic status. State of Connecticut Commissioner, Department of Public Health Manisha Juthani, MD welcomed this year's Health Equity Week!
The path to equity is woven through every aspect of our policies, structures, and processes. At the same time, the steps Connecticut can take to dismantle structural racism and achieve health equity are concrete, feasible, and within our reach. Check out Connecticut’s Path to Equity. Please share your thoughts with us by filling out this survey or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Activating the Path to Equity
- Conversations about CT’s Path to Equity with advocates and health care providers who are putting this path into action. Find the recording here. Share your thoughts about this event!
- Panelists: Dr. Lucinda Canty, Certified Nurse Midwife; Nanfi Lubogo, Path CT; Steven Hernandez, Executive Director, Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity; Bianca Noroñas, Make the Road CT; Amos Smith, Community Action New Haven; Keren Prescott, POWERUPCT.
- Advocacy from Where You Sit
- An interactive workshop on what advocacy is, how it can be used as a tool for change, who is an advocate, and when to advocate. Learn how you can tell your story in a way that persuades policymakers to make decisions that support health equity & hear from a key expert in Connecticut! Speaker: Reverend Robyn Anderson, Ministerial Health Fellowship. Find the recording here. Share your thoughts about this event!
- Click here to learn more about Reverend Robyn Anderson, Ministerial Health Fellowship
- Health Care Access & Affordability
- A discussion on improving access to health care and making health care more affordable. Learn how you can take action this legislative session, and how we can work together to improve access and affordability in CT! Hear from key experts on how we can build a better community together! Find the recording here. Share your thoughts about this event!
- Speakers: Dr. Ashika Brinkley, Goodwin University; Sara LeMaster, Community Health Centers Assoc of CT; Sylvia Cooper, community member; Frank Cruz, community member
- To learn more about Health Equity for the People by the People, please check out this flyer.
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Thank you to our sponsors:
Stanley Black & Decker
CARE Community Alliance for Research & Engagement
Connecticut Health Foundation
Connecticut Hospital Association
Southern Connecticut State University Department of Public Health
Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
Yale School of Public Health