Health Justice CT

HJCT Project Team

Project Team

Meet the members of the Health Justice CT Team!

Heang Tan

heang2-210x195Heang Tan is the project director and editor for Health Justice CT. Previous to joining this initiative, she worked at Khmer Health Advocates (KHA), where she managed a CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) funded, national diabetes project and had extensive front line experience as a community health worker. Heang is a member of several professional associations, and has received awards and national recognitions for her leadership and community service. She was a Health Leadership Fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation; and has been involved in several community initiatives and non-project boards, including the National Association of Asian American Professionals, the Junior League of Hartford and most recently joined the board at the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services and the CT Multicultural Health Partnership.

Gina Hernandez

Gina HernandezGina Hernandez is an Executive Director of the Society for New Communications Research — a global nonprofit, research, and education foundation, think tank, and public service organization, dedicated to the advanced study of the latest developments in new and emerging communications tools and technologies such as digital, social media, and mobile, and their effect on business, culture, and society –where she is the director of development and management of  the organization. She is a creative marketing professional with 7 years experience building, launching and optimizing campaigns that raise awareness, secure traditional and social media coverage and increase visibility across different markets for clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies in the consumer and technology fields. Prior to joining the Society for New Communications Research, Gina worked at re: imagine group, where she led media and blogger outreach and agency research.

  • 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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