Shaking the Foundation - Blog

What's new in health? Weekly highlights

The Connecticut Health Foundation launched a weekly newsletter round-up of top local and national stories about health care reform and health equity to keep you informed. We will update our website with the four most recent round-ups so make sure to check back weekly or subscribe to our emails ! Week of … more >

September 15, 2017

Race can be an uncomfortable topic, so let's talk about it.

Ferguson. Philando Castile. Charlottesville. These events make clear the long legacy of racial injustice remains present in our country. Race can be an uncomfortable topic, but we must be willing to address it if we are to achieve a more equitable, just society. As the leader of a foundation dedicated … more >

September 11, 2017

Shareable graphics >>> The impact of the Affordable Care Act on Connecticut

The Connecticut Health Foundation commissioned the Urban Institute to model the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Connecticut, with a focus on state residents who might lack health care coverage without it. The report is forthcoming, but in the meantime, here are some shareable graphics about the … more >

July 5, 2017

Improving health while saving money? Yes, it can be done.

Photo by Gale Zucker It turns out there’s a way to both save money and improve outcomes for high-need patients with asthma, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. No, it’s not a new high-tech device or miracle pill. It’s something more old-fashioned: Public health workers who can build trusting … more >

June 21, 2017

Academy Insights:  An update on the foundation’s health equity advocacy and leadership program

Today on our blog, we hear from our Academy facilitators, Licy DoCanto and Jonathan Kent, who provide a recap of the March Leadership Academy seminar.   On a cold (but sunny) day in January, the foundation celebrated the long-awaited launch of the Academy for Health Equity Advocacy & Leadership … more >

May 10, 2017