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Health Justice CT blog is our voice on critical issues related to racial and ethnic health disparities.  Whether we are discussing the latest headlines or a recent study, our goal is to ask the tough questions, find innovative solutions and ultimately achieve health justice for everyone in Connecticut.

Health Disparities Round-Up – December 12, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. The Atlantic: Medicine’s Unrelenting Race Gap – “If you’re black and you’re having a heart attack in an American hospital, the care you will receive is now almost as … Read More

Moving from Misinformation to Momentum: The Affordable Care Act as a Policy Success – One Story at a Time

This guest post is written by Gloria Francesca Mengual Last year my husband and I divorced and my 19 year-old daughter, Sam, was dropped from his policy.  The kind of health insurance I had through my employer only covered staff; with the option to buy additional coverage for family, but … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – December 5, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. The New York Times: Big Changes in Fine Print of Some 2015 Health Plans – “At first glance, the 2015 health plans offered by the Ohio nonprofit insurer CareSource … Read More

Ferguson Is Everywhere For Brown Boys

“So, I got stopped by a cop today.” I heard these words from my teenaged son, Anthony, one humid night in August 2011, words a mother never wants to hear. These words echoed in my head the night prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision not to indict police … Read More