President's Discretionary

Connecticut Healthcare Research and Education Foundation

2022 - $25,000

This funding will support the Connecticut Hospital Association and partners United Way of Connecticut/2-1-1 and SimplifyCT in developing an economic mobility and health initiative intended to address inequities in income and maternal mortality and morbidity. The program will be designed for low-income individuals who are or could become pregnant. Participants will receive financial coaching and free tax preparation, and will be eligible for cash assistance to cover emergency expenses. This grant will support work to develop and pilot financial coaching curriculum that can be delivered by community health workers and other community-based partners.