"The fight for health equity is a fight for the dignity and worth of every individual, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status."
— Audre Lorde, Writer & Civil Rights Activist


Medical mistrust refers to a lack of confidence in the medical system and in the intentions of a medical professional(s). Medical mistrust is a self-preserving response derived from historical or recent trauma caused by discrimination in health care settings. 


🎉 The CHW coalition is celebrating the new law requiring Medicaid to cover comprehensive CHW services and gearing up to monitor and influence its implementation. This legislative victory was the result of 2 years of collaboration with the Community Health Worker Association of Connecticut and a coalition of over 100 CHWs and allies.

  • Fill out the Get Out The Vote Pledge Card. We at HES, want to know why voting for health equity is important to you! Healthy voter pledge cards include space/opportunity for Hartford residents to indicate what voting for health equity means to you, and take a pledge to vote for health equity in the upcoming Hartford Municipal election, along with information on voter registration and status.


  • Calling all CHWs! Are you a Community Health Worker and are interested in learning more about caring for individuals with developmental disorders, while also sharing your feedback with us? If so, HES is hosting a two-part pilot series aimed at gaining an understanding of foundational concepts related to developmental disabilities, race, intersectionality, and related disparate health outcomes for people living with developmental disabilities, to then learn methods to equitably serve individuals living with developmental disabilities such as, but not limited to, intellectual and developmental disabilities, Level 3 Autism, Anxiety, Behavioral Disorders, and other psychiatric conditions. 
    • Scan the QR codes below to register! Upon completion of both pilot trainings and survey feedback, you will be compensated $75 for your time. Questions? Email nwali@hesct.org.

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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