Health Justice CT

About Health Justice CT

About Us

What is Health Justice?

“Health Justice” is a term used to describe health equity—an attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and healthcare disparities. (Definition extracted from the Office of Minority Health)

Click Here to See Examples of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Who We Are?

At Health Justice CT we believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to be healthy, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or education.

We’re a movement of health advocates, policy leaders, and organizations dedicated to working together to raise awareness about the issue of racial and ethnic health disparities and health reform. We are here to find innovative solutions, and ultimately achieve health justice for everyone in Connecticut.

What We Do?

We provide a public forum for conversations, ideas and collective action. The opinion expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Health Justice CT or our funders and partners.

How To Get Involved?

Join the Health Justice CT movement.

  1. Join the network. This will give you an opportunity to comment on articles, join the conversation and hear from us weekly. We want to be able to keep in touch with you.
  2. Blog for us. Do you have ideas, solutions or commentary about health equity? We’d love to read your story or idea for a special series, investigative reporting, opinion piece or interesting interview. If you have something to say, put it in a blog post.
  3. Share your storyDo you have a healthcare story you want to share? We would love to hear from you. We would like to share personal stories on access to care as we work to achieve health equality for all.
  4. Spread the word on Health Justice movementJoin the Health Justice CT initiative online and share your support by spreading the work via social media. The more voices in this conversation, the better!
  5. Become a partnerJoin health care advocates, policy-makers, and organizations by participating in the conversations online, community events or trainings to learn more about what you can do advance this movement. For a list of partners, please visit our Partners page.
  • Our Mission

    Health Justice for CT is an online movement of Connecticut residents dedicated to working together to raise awareness about the issue of racial and ethnic disparities. We are here to find innovative solutions, and ultimately achieve health justice for everyone in Connecticut.

  • What We Do

    We provide a public forum for conversations, ideas and collective action. We are here to find innovative solutions to ultimately achieve health justice for everyone in Connecticut.

  • Did You Know?

    According to the CDC:

    • In 2006-2008 Asian Americans and Hispanics had the greatest percentage of populations residing in counties whose air quality did not meet EPA standards for particulate matter and ozone.
    • In 2009, African Americans had the largest death rates from homicide among all racial and ethnic populations.
    • In 2010, largest prevalences of diabetes were among Hispanic
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