Dear Friend,

Your advocacy has been an essential part of progress over the last few years! As we celebrate success in advancing health equity, we know our work is far from finished. Join us in building on those early steps to move Connecticut further along the path to health equity in 2023! 

In the year ahead, we will focus on priorities identified by Connecticut’s people. Health Equity Solutions' 2022 Community Conversations highlighted consistent themes: access to affordable, quality health care, meeting basic needs, and anti-racism stood out as top priorities!
Health Equity Solutions' 2023 Policy AgendaAdvocate for health care access:Advocate for sustainable reimbursement of community health workers and doulasPromote efforts to address social and economic needs through MedicaidAddress barriers to health care costs:Ensure families with lower incomes, including all immigrants, can enroll in free health insuranceReduce the impact of medical debt by strengthening hospital financial assistance policiesDismantle structural racism by centering equity in all policymaking:Monitor the implementation of race, ethnicity, and language data collectionEnsure the state legislature and state regulators can leverage tools to assess the health equity implications of policy changes, including racial and ethnic impact statementsContinue to work with the Commission on Racial Equity in Public Health to develop and implement a strategic plan for health equity in CTHES continues to support additional policy issues vital to health equity, including those detailed in CT’s Path to Equity Guide to State Policy for Health Equity, through participation in coalitions and campaigns led by our partners.
Here are some ways you can stay engaged:
➡️ Join the Conversation! Follow us on  TwitterFacebook, and Instagram
➡️ Join over 50 organizations that have signed on in solidarity!  Connecticut's Path to Equity: Guide to State Policy for Health Equity is a menu of state-level policy changes to promote health equity in Connecticut
➡️ Take action!  Sign up to receive our action alerts & our  newsletter

Please reach out with your thoughts, questions, and input!

Karen Siegel, MPH
Director of Policy

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