Health Equity

PowerUp CT

2021 - $10,000

PowerUp CT engages in advocacy and activism and provides basic resources to families in need. This funding will support an initiative to add patient advocates to hospital emergency rooms to support patients and assure they are heard and respected by health care providers. The initiative was inspired by many people of color, poor, queer, and trans individuals who shared their experiences of being traumatized by how they were treated in medical facilities.

This grant was given as part of the Patricia Baker Awards for Health Equity Policy and Advocacy.

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