"Be present in all things and thankful for all things."
- Maya Angelou
Happy Thanksgiving from Health Equity Solutions to you! During this season of gratitude, we want to share how deeply we appreciate you. Our community, partners, & supporters are true champions for health equity! On Thanksgiving Day, let us also remember that it is a day of mourning for many Native people.
Colorism  is the allocation of privilege and favor to those with lighter skin colors and disadvantage to those with darker skin colors. Colorism is rooted in racism and can occur within communities of color. It often is most obvious when judging people’s physical attractiveness, but goes well beyond these surface judgments. 

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Health Equity Solutions' 2023 Policy Agenda! 

Your advocacy has been an essential part of progress over the last few years! For a more in-depth summary of our 2023 policy agenda, please click here! Join us in moving Connecticut further along the path to health equity in 2023!

Thanks to everyone who contributed time and ideas during our 2022 Community Conversations!

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

The next state legislative session begins on  Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Other Updates!
  • On Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 at 6 pm join the Health Equity by the People for the People (HEPxP) Coalition for a pre-legislative session community forum on affordable health care! Reach out to HEPxPCoalition@gmail.com to share your personal story! Register here: https://tinyurl.com/2p9t4jcu
  • The Connection Citizen Research Group (CCRG) and partners want to hear the experiences of people who have applied for Medicaid since January 2018! For more information please visit bit.ly/3OmLWP6.


#GivingTuesday is an opportunity for everyone to stand together in unity—let’s rally together to dismantle systemic racism and advance health equity for all. No gift is too small. We will use every contribution to build a future that has health equity and racial justice. Visit here to learn how you can #MakeanImpact!


Come & join our team! HES is seeking a strategic, visionary, and dynamic Executive Director to lead its groundbreaking work to advance health equity in CT! Apply: https://grossmansolutions.applytojob.com/apply/A9NpkRbfea/Health-Equity-Solutions-Executive-Director


The HES team is mid-way reading Dare To Lead, a book by Brené Brown that explores how courageous leaders can practice values to help their teams overcome challenging situations and foster creativity.

Great leadership requires courage, and Brown elucidates why courage and vulnerability are so inseparable. She describes “rumbling with vulnerability” as being open to tough conversations instead of brushing things under the carpet. At HES, we enourage difficult, honest, and vulnerable conversations within and outside the organization.

We are looking forward to finishing it in the upcoming month! Join the HES team in reading this excellent book and share your comments with us!

In 2022, HES staff have read one book per quarter for a total of 4 books. Let us know what book recommendations you have for 2023!

Health Equity Solutions
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860.461.7637 | info@hesct.org

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