Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
We are constantly looking to serve the unmet needs of underserved communities and populations of color in the state that experience disparities in health care access and quality and in health outcomes. We strive to decrease that disparity and bring greater health equity to the state of Connecticut. CT Health will invest in projects that:
Goal 1: Leverage opportunities to advance health equity in reforming health care.
Objective 1: Promote health insurance enrollment and navigation support systems that will increase and maintain coverage.
Objective 2: Foster the inclusion of mental, oral and physical health in an integrated health care system.
Objective 3: Increase system accountability by advancing the development and integration of quality standards and measurement protocols into primary care delivery models (e.g., Person-Centered Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations)
Objective 4: Maximize the role of the safety-net (School Based Health Centers, Community Health Centers, hospital clinics) in an integrated health care system.
Goal 2: Strengthen leadership and network capacity to promote health equity in health care access and delivery.
Objective 1: Cultivate diverse, skilled health equity leaders that advocate for and effect change in private, public and non-profit sectors.
Objective 2: Advance public policies that promote health equity by establishing a health advocacy entity.