Health Policy/Advocacy

Cross Street Training and Academic Center

2022 - $65,000

This funding will support the Ministerial Health Fellowship – an organization of Black faith leaders in New Britain, Hartford, and Middletown – in its advocacy for expanding Medicaid coverage to more low-income residents and to promote other policies to advance affordability in health care. This includes raising the eligibility levels for Medicaid and Covered Connecticut – which provides state funding to offset costs for people purchasing coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT. The Ministerial Health Fellowship will also advocate for streamlining access to hospital financial assistance policies, assuring sustainable payment rates for community health workers and doulas, and increasing access to oral health care.

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