Community Health Workers: Improving Health and Advancing Equity in CT Forum

Author, Samantha Lew

Partners at Health Equity Solutions, Connecticut Health Foundation, the Office of Health Strategy, and the Community Health Workers Association of Connecticut held a forum on Monday, January 30th from 10 AM - 11:30 AM. Participants heard from key experts about Community Health Workers (CHWs), their role in addressing health inequities, AND opportunities for sustainable funding.

Featured Speakers:

  • Lauren Kelley, Project Access New Haven
  • Carl Rush, National Association of Community Health Workers
  • Fatawu Mahama, Southwestern AHEC Inc.
  • Bianca NoroƱas, Hispanic Health Council
  • Millie Seguinot, Community Health Workers Association of Connecticut
  • Scott Umbel, United Way of Southeastern Connecticut
  • Liany Arroyo, Hartford Health and Human Services
  • Manisha Juthani, MD, Commissioner, Department of Public Health
  • Deidre S. Gifford, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Office of Health Strategy
  • Vannessa Dorantes, Commissioner, Department of Children and Families
  • Beth Bye, Commissioner, the Office of Early Childhood


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