Health Equity

Hispanic Federation

2014 - $50,000

The Hispanic Federation is one of four pilot communities involved in the Connecticut Health Foundation’s (CT Health) initiative to support diverse advocacy and consumer engagement in health reform. By engaging more organizations led by and serving consumers of color in health reform, the state’s health care access and delivery system transformations will be better positioned to equitably serve all Connecticut residents.

The Hispanic Federation, which is based in New York, is a membership organization of Latino agencies in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania that provides technical assistance and grant support to increase the effectiveness of their member organizations. The Hispanic Federation will train Bridgeport consumers for advocacy roles and engage them in efforts to shape the implementation of No Wrong Door (NWD) reforms and monitor its implementation. Under the leadership of the organization’s Connecticut State Director, the federation will partner with local organizations to carry out this project.

The Hispanic Alliance’s initiative is aligned with CT Health’s health equity goals of developing and utilizing methods and strategies to bring voices of consumes of color to key health reform decision making tables and organizations; and creating and maintaining opportunities for newly insured consumers of color to provide feedback to continuously improve consumer experience of health reform implementation.

Grant funds will cover staffing costs and meeting expenses.

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