Monthly Archives: December 2011

Basic Health Plan: Feasible for Connecticut

December 27, 2011

By Monette Goodrich, CT Health consultant While implementing a basic health program (BHP) in Connecticut is feasible, the impact on both consumers and health providers remains somewhat unclear as states … More »

Health Disparities in the News

December 22, 2011

"The disparity in health is daunting in America." So writes Frank Harris III in an op-ed for the Hartford Courant today, " Colonoscopy Prep is no Picnic - But it's Well Worth It. " A few months ago, … More »

Seize the Moment to Improve Health Equity: Patricia Baker’s Keynote Speech at the Hartford Business Journal’s 2011 Health Care Heroes Award Luncheon

December 20, 2011

“ Avoidable, preventable and unfair ,” is what Patricia Baker,President & CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health), said about health inequalities last week during her keynote address at … More »

Wanted: New ideas to achieve health justice in Connecticut

December 19, 2011

Have you heard about the HealthJusticeCT Challenge ? You have the opportunity to win a 10,000 cash prize to support your project to achieve health justice for an under- resourced and or underserved … More »

Double Edged Sword: Health Insurance Exchange May Cover More People, But Cost Others More Money

December 13, 2011

By Monette Goodrich, Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs While about 321,000 currently uninsured Connecticut residents below age 65 could qualify for health insurance coverage under … More »

Revisiting the Spending Cap

December 9, 2011

The CT Mirror ran a story yesterday entitled, " Malloy may have to choose between spending cap and budget reforms ." We recommend reading it, as reporter Keith Phaneuf provides an excellent overview of why … More »

So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Adieu

December 8, 2011

By Monette Goodrich, Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs It may be corny and schmaltzy, but I admit that I am a big “Sound of Music” fan. I watch it every year and sing my heart … More »

How Do You Build Capacity Before You Have Capacity?

December 6, 2011

In the world of philanthropy, we talk, think about, and even fund "capacity," which in this setting means "the potential ability to perform." But how do you build up an organization's capacity before they have … More »

In the News: New Strategies to Reduce Diabetes in Connecticut

December 2, 2011

Today, Connecticut Health Leadership Fellow Kiavash Nikkhou appears on the Public News Service talking about his research into pre-diabetes which was part of his fellowship project. Read " New Strategies to … More »

Improving the Health of African American Men

December 1, 2011

As part of this week’s focus on African American men & health on the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) blog, we’re featuring Loren Harris today. Loren is the founder and principal of Thinking … More »