“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.”

— Göran Persson


Dear readers,

As we bid farewell to a fantastic year of monthly updates, we've decided to take a brief pause from our usual newsletter definitions for December. A heartfelt thank you to each one of you who has tuned in regularly throughout the year – your commitment means the world to us!

In the meantime, we invite you to revisit our previous newsletters for a trip down memory lane. 

🔍  Click here to find our previous newsletters.

Also, don't keep the excitement to yourself! Share the news with your friends and encourage them to subscribe for upcoming surprises and engaging content.

📬 Copy this link to share our subscription page: https://hesct.org/sign/


Exciting news! We recently released our 2024 Policy Agenda. Missed it? No worries – let's catch you up with a quick recap:

Health Equity Solutions's 2024 Policy Priorities* 

  • Access to Comprehensive Health Care: ensuring access to comprehensive and integrated health care, while eliminating barriers to health needs.  

  • Advocate for Health Care Affordability: promote equitable policies that ensure more affordable pathways to health care 

  • Monitor and Support the Implementation of Anti-Racist Policies and Practices: ensure equity-focused policy victories are implemented in a timely fashion and with community input. 

*abbreviated. For a full breakdown, click here

The next legislative session begins on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

  • Do you need health insurance for next year? Open enrollment through Access Health CT ends on January 15. Learn more at accesshealthct.com
  • The US government revived its free Covid-19 home test program, allowing households to order four tests from Covidtests.gov. These tests, intended for use through the end of 2023, aim to address the increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States. Read more here.

Power HES up for 2024 with a charitable donation (hesct.org/donate)!

Our work is funded by contracts, grants, fundraising, and revenue earned through our training and consulting enterprise. With local and global economies in constant flux, the revenue raised from charitable donations is shaping into our most stable asset and has the greatest potential to sustain our future.

Individuals, YOU, have the greatest power and capacity to help us dismantle racism and improve health outcomes for Black, Indigenous, Latino/a, and all people of color living in CT. Your donation brings us a step closer to a healthier, more just community.

For assistance with giving to Health Equity Solutions, contact Jennifer Baril at jbaril@hesct.org. Thank you!


HES was recently awarded:

  • $300,000 from the Connecticut Health Foundation; 
  • $50,000 from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund;
  • $50,000 from Point32Health; and
  • $1,000 from the Connecticut Community Foundation.

We extend our gratitude to these organizations and look forward to achieving more milestones and making a lasting impact on health equity in CT. Thank you!

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.

Click here to learn more about the HES Advantage!

Our team consists of experts who are ready to strategically meet your health equity goals.

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


Thank you for being so committed to ensuring health equity is a priority in Connecticut! We are grateful for your continued support and advocacy, and as we look forward to the year ahead, we want to express to you our appreciation. Wishing you a joyous and wonderful holiday season!

Warm regards, 

HES Team


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

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