Health Equity

Health Disparities Institute, University of Connecticut

2019 - $69,000

This grant will support the Health Disparities Institute’s work to enhance the value of health insurance for people at the highest risk of experiencing inequities, a way to improve their health and well-being. The Health Disparities Institute aims to increase health insurance literacy among consumers, build capacity for support to help people navigate insurance choices, recommend policies designed to simplify health insurance, and implement consumer protections related to medical debt collection and litigation. This work follows research that indicates that difficulty selecting an optimal health insurance plan and using it confidently is a challenge that disproportionately affects people of color and can contribute to health and economic disparities.

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