“Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.”
— James Baldwin, American writer & social activist


Historical Trauma is multigenerational trauma experienced by a specific cultural, racial or ethnic group and consists of a) a life-altering traumatic event; b) shared experiences by others/a group of people; and c) the multigenerational impact from such event(s). 

Historical trauma can be experienced by anyone living in families that have experienced a severely traumatic event, such as; systemic racism, forced migration and dislocation, war, genocide, etc., and who may still be impacted. 


Sustainable reimbursement for community health workers: Both S.B. 991 and S.B. 10, (which will include the changes in S.B. 991), are moving along- stay tuned for an action alert! 

Hospital financial assistance policies: H.B. 6740, which would make financial assistance more accessible and stop unnecessary medical debt from occurring, is also progressing, having been referred to Finance and moved out of committee. Stay tuned!

Doula certification: S.B. 986, which would establish a voluntary state certification process is on the Senate calendar! That means, the Senate can choose to vote on this bill at any time. NOW is a great time to let your state senator know you support doula certification!

HES’ 2023 testimony and policy agenda are here. Interested in a specific policy? Have a question? Please reach out.

  • Earlier this month, HES joined the Office of the Healthcare Advocate and partners for a discussion on 2023 affordability policy proposals in the Legislative Office Building. Missed it? Watch the recording here
  • There's still time...join the Commission on Racial Equity in Public Health for the launch of their Disparity Data Gallery. It is available May 16th - 31st in the Legislative Office Building Lower Concourse.
  • Recently, Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation submitted a proposal to acquire Prospect CT, Inc., which owns Waterbury Hospital, Manchester Memorial Hospital, and Rockville General Hospital. Share your thoughts with the Office of Health Strategy on how the potential merger could affect healthcare services in your community. 
  • The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ended on May 11th, 2023. To find out how this could affect your HUSKY/CHIP, SNAP, or cash benefits; and what you need to do to make sure your benefits stay active visit: portal.ct.gov/phe/?language=
  • Join the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership and partners for a series of virtual community meetings on the HUSKY Health Program. See flyer for details. 
  • Our Blood Saves Lives. Join the Wilson-Gray YMCA and partners on June 19th, for their Juneteenth Blood Drive and Expo. See details below. 
  • We’re hiring! HES is looking for a General Operations Assistant and a Fund Development Director to join our team. If you believe that you could excel in these roles, we encourage you to apply. For more information:  https://www.hesct.org/joinourteam/ 

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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