Through the Health Justice CT Challenge, we have received so many innovative and inspiring project ideas, each shining light on the health issues we face in Connecticut and more importantly, the solutions that would address these problems. From these entries, 5 finalists have been chosen.
Vote for your favorite video that provides an innovative solution to address health disparities in Connecticut. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize to support their proposed program. Voting ends on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Health Justice in the Garden
Submitted by: Summer of Solutions Hartford
This program proposal addresses the food desert issue in Connecticut and will provide healthy food access to Hartford residents by building a local food garden.
Video description: This video features members of the Zion Street Community, participants and leaders of the 2011 and 2012 Summer of Solutions Hartford Program. Summer of Solutions Hartford would like to thank the members of the Zion Street Community and the Somali-Bantu Community for their partnerships with this program, and to past and present program participants and volunteers. All clips were filmed in Frog Hollow by participants in the Summer of Solutions Hartford program between June 2011 and February 2012.
Sex Education that Speaks to Me! Teen Talk Para Latinos
Submitted by: Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE)
This program translates PPSNE’s nationally-recognized sexuality education program into Spanish. Language and culture should not stand in the way of good sex-ed!
Video description: This video highlights the injustices in sexuality education that exist across Connecticut. Many Latino youth have limited proficiency in English, and struggle to understand what is being taught in traditional sex education classes. As a result, Latino youth have increased rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. PPSNE proposes a solution that translates their nationally-recognized sexuality education program into Spanish, so that language and culture don’t stand in the way of good sex ed.
TRA Heart Health: Health Justice or Just Us?
Submitted by: Ledge Light Health District
This program seeks to provide life-saving CPR and heart health education to residents living in the Thames River Apartments in New London, CT
Video description: This video describes cardiovascular disease inequities borne by the residents of Thames River Apartments in New London, CT and proposes a health justice-centered approach to addressing the cardiovascular disease problem.
What does Health Justice Sound Like?
Submitted by: Community Health Center Association of CT
This program proposes to provide a text messaging campaign that publicizes the public’s input into health care reform in Connecticut.
Video description: This video proposes to have a text messaging campaign and interactive webpage in order to widely gather and publicize consumer input into health care reform in Connecticut.