What Makes a Leader?
At CT Health, we’re aware that not all residents of Connecticut share equally in good health. Members of racial and ethnic communities are more likely to report poor health status and experience higher mortality rates for many health conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. CT Health is committed to fully addressing these vital health issues in Connecticut through the creation of a network of leaders equipped to take on this issue at a systems level.
The Health Leadership Fellows program, established in 2005, brings together diverse yet like-minded individuals from multiple sectors who are dedicated to achieving health equity. Each year, we select up to 20 participants into this competitive ten-month program, and enhance their leadership skills to address and eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities through systems change.
The Health Leadership Fellows network comprises 160 diverse leaders who are currently spearheading change in their places of employment, their local communities, and statewide to advance this important issue.