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.

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

Ebola Response Reveals Racial Prejudices and Xenophobia

As of a week ago, the U.S. was deemed “Ebola free.” Yet, from the beginning of September and until the mid-term elections, news outlets worked themselves into a frenzy in covering the Ebola outbreak. I believe you cannot discuss the US response to Ebola without mentioning the long-standing anti-African bias imbedded … Read More

#ThanksACA: More people have access to quality, affordable healthcare

This thanksgiving, will you help us give thanks to the affordable care act? Because of the Affordable Care Act millions of people now have access to quality and affordable healthcare. We want to spread the word about the ways the ACA is helping and give thanks by sharing this hashtag: … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – November 21, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Huffington Post: From Birth Control to Culturally Competent Care, Affordable Care Act Breaks Down Health Care Barriers – “With the Affordable Care Act (ACA), essential preventive care is now … Read More