Health Equity

Connecticut Voices for Children

2014 - $35,000

In 2012, Connecticut Voices for Children (CT Voices) reported that major changes to the Healthcare for UninSured Kids and Youth (HUSKY) program resulted in increased utilization of dental services. CT Voices also uncovered a surprising finding: amongst African American, Latino, and white children and their parents on HUSKY, Latinos were most likely to have had preventative dental care; African Americans were the least likely.

CT Voices will examine the health equity issues in oral health access and utilization in the HUSKY population, with the goal of identifying factors that can decrease this gap. Results from the research will be used both to inform the field and the Connecticut Health Foundation’s future work in healthcare delivery integration.

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