Health Equity

Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut

2022 - $65,000

Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut (CONECT), an interfaith organization made up of churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and civic organizations in New Haven and Fairfield Counties, has advocated for years for improvements in the collection and use of REL data. The organization’s work helped lead to a new state law requiring health care providers to collect self-reported REL data.

To build on this success, CONECT now plans to conduct a community outreach and education campaign to raise awareness of the importance of REL data and build trust in the collection process. The campaign will aim to ensure that patients understand the importance of sharing this information, that providers collect it, and that it is used to address disparities.

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