Health Equity Solutions' 2021 policy priorities are steps toward health equity in Connecticut. The inequities in our state are not new and it’s time that we implement proven pathways to addressing them. The pandemic’s disproportionate toll on people of color and the outcry to dismantle racism in Connecticut and across our nation highlight the need to act now.
These priorities were informed by 8 listening sessions across Connecticut, with a total of 92 participants from 37 towns/cities. Community-informed policies are crucial if we aim to address community needs and avoid unintended consequences. Communities must have opportunities to voice their concerns and decide which policies should shape their experiences.
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To promote equity in healthcare access and affordability, HES proposes:
To address barriers to health, HES proposes:
To target health disparities and racism, HES proposes: