Yearly Archives: 2013

Returning Home

December 20, 2013

After serving as Vice President of Program at the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) since October 2010, I have decided to step down from the position at the end June 2014 and return home to Los … More »

SDOH vs. Access to Care: The Rematch

December 16, 2013

Today's guest post was written by Tonya Wiley, Connecticut Health Foundation Leadership Fellow. Which is the best way to expand health equity for people of color: address the social determinants of health … More »

Thanksgiving . . . from a Native American Perspective

December 3, 2013

Today's guest blog post was written by Karen Eichstaedt, Vice President of Human Resources, UFCS, and Connecticut Health Leadership Fellow. If you believed like many of us that the Native Americans present … More »

What Happens After the Grant Period Ends?

November 26, 2013

Today's post was written by Elizabeth Krause, vice president of policy & communications at the Connecticut Health Foundation. “What happens after the grant period ends?” is an ever-important … More »

Read This before You Launch that Children’s Mental Health Initiative

November 19, 2013

Today’s blog post was written by Lina Paredes, vice president of program at the Connecticut Health Foundation. Imagine you, a children’s mental health expert, want to improve children’s mental health … More »

Memories of a Lifetime of Civil Rights Advocacy

November 19, 2013

Today's guest post was written by Ann Levie, CT Health Leadership Fellow, Class of 2012. Ann Levie (center) with her mother Edith and daughter Arsenia. This year’s American Association of Public … More »

Recap: Access and Equity: Can We Get Affordable Care to All of Connecticut?

November 13, 2013

Today's guest post was written by Fred McKinney, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (he is the last person on the right in the photo). Much of the … More »

Pink is Everywhere, But Really, How Much Has Changed Since 1986?

November 12, 2013

Maryland Grier, before treatment. The year was 1986. I was in my twenties, living in Washington, DC., and recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I was fortunate to have had health coverage with access to … More »

The Winning Equation for Improving the Health of Communities of Color

October 31, 2013

Dexter Davis Today's article was written by Jenn Whinnem, communications officer at the Connecticut Health Foundation. “Hospitals are only after your money. They won’t really take care of you.” … More »

Addressing Health Equity Without Getting Stuck on the Issue of Racism

October 29, 2013

Today's guest post was written by Tanya Barrett, Senior Vice President, 2-1-1 Health & Human Services of United Way of CT. Talking about he alth equity and addressing the enormity of the barriers to … More »