Newly increased focus on health equity and racial justice have led to the enthusiasm and also sometimes a sense that equity is too big and unwieldy of a goal. To launch Health Equity Week 2021, Health Equity Solutions created this “path to health equity” as a way to show that while this journey will be long and challenging, it is also feasible and clearly laid out for us. The video depicts the policy “steps” we can take to advance health equity in Connecticut. This initial version of the path is based on conversations with partners, community members, and policymakers.
We need your input to make it more complete and to ensure it reflects a broader perspective link to the survey here.
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Each of the “steps” toward health equity along the path are associated with concrete policy solutions. What are your priorities and ideas? Let us know here.
Here are a few examples of the specific policies this path points to:
Race, ethnicity, and language data:
Anti-racist systems and structures:
Opportunities to be healthy:
What do YOU think is needed to get Connecticut to health equity? Let us know here!