The Impact of Social Justice Work on Health Disparities

January 16, 2012

Today is the day we honor Martin Luther King, Jr, and his extraordinary leadership during the American Civil Rights Movement.

As we reflect on social justice and the importance of social justice to all of our work, but particularly in achieving health equity for people of color, we invited Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) Board Chairman Sanford (Sandy) Cloud, Jr, to discuss with us his “lifelong work in the public, nonprofit, and advocacy worlds.”

Sandy has a long, distinguished history of fighting for social justice in many arenas. In this video, Sandy shares the highlights of this work, from helping people of color win construction contracts, to his work as President of The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), to his contributions to CT Health’s Policy Panel on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

6 Responses to The Impact of Social Justice Work on Health Disparities

  1. Lina Paredes says:

    Thank you for all your great work, Sandy!

  2. Katherine Ill says:


    I could close my eyes and imagine your voice as I heard it in some of our conversations. That little review frames a nice bio on your life-long efforts in justice. I thank you for your contributions.

    I am puzzled by NCCJ: I first met you at a recognition dinner Alan Weintraub took me to ; I thought NCCJ stood for National Conference of Christians and Jews! Help!

    The work being done at chf under your leadership is wonderful to witness. Thank you .

    Katherine Ill

    • sandy cloud says:

      Katherine–so nice to hear from you. I hope that you are well. Regarding NCCJ, we changed the name during my watch to be more inclusive. All the best! Sandy

  3. So good to see you in this important position Sandy and to hear your voice. As you know this is an emphasis of CAC as well and one of our staff may apply for the Fellow program.

    • sandy cloud says:

      Don–So good to hear from you. Pleased to know that you have a staff person applying for the Fellows program. It is a wonderful opportunity. All the best! Sandy

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