"The fact is, in order to improve health outcomes for communities, we have to start where people live, learn, work, and play."  — Michelle Obama, Lawyer, Author & former First Lady of the United States

Framing within health equity is the conscious consideration of words and phrases used when acknowledging and advocating for communities of people. (Rural Health Information Hub)   

For example: When discussing the social determinants of health of a specific community, framing looks like acknowledging “the choices we make depend on the choices we have available to us. It's hard to be healthy without access to good jobs, good homes, and good schools” (Rural Health Information Hub).

This kind of framing avoids blaming an individual or community for the health outcomes they may experience.

  • Please note the next state legislative session begins on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

  • The primary election will be on September 12, 2023. The general election will be on November 7, 2023. For important voter information, please click here.

  • Hartford Residents! Fill out the Get Out The Vote Pledge Card and pledge to vote for #HealthEquity this election! The card includes space/opportunity for you to indicate what voting for health equity means to you, a pledge to vote for health equity in the upcoming Hartford Municipal election, and information on voter registration and status. As a health equity voter, you pledge to take action on health equity by LEARNING candidates' positions, RAISING HEALTH EQUITY at candidate forums, and RECRUITING other health equity voters. 


With support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, we are excited to offer two free community workshops on local voting! See below for more information.


Are you a Waterbury resident?

Are you passionate about disparities in healthcare among your fellow residents? Do you want to see your passion create needed positive change for your community? If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, Health Equity Solutions wants to invite you to participate in our Healthcare Equity Policy Academy. Enhance the magnitude and power of your voice. Waterbury needs you.


HES Spotlight

We're excited to introduce two new members to our team who bring a wealth of experience and passion to their roles. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome!

Tonya Bradley, Community Engagement Manager

Katherine VilledaDirector of Policy

The HES Advantage is an extension of Health Equity Solutions that offers customizable, equitable consulting, facilitation, and training services to agencies, health care systems, and communities with a race-forward approach.

We look forward to supporting your organization or group's needs. For more information, please contact info@hesct.org


Health Equity Solutions
53 Oak Street | Hartford, Connecticut 06106
860.461.7637 | info@hesct.org

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