Health Equity

Mount Aery Development Corporation

2011 - $20,000

According to the 2009 Connecticut Health Disparities Report, mortality data show that compared with other racial and ethnic groups, African Americans suffer disproportionately from major chronic diseases (heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer) and other causes of death, such as AIDS. The Mount Aery Development Corporation’s Ashe Faith Project was founded in 2010 to address the intersection of historical trauma, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and health disparities. This grant will expand the project’s work to host a series of community forums and educational workshops designed to raise awareness and educate consumers and health providers about the racial and ethnic differences that have a direct impact on health outcomes.

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