Last December, we challenged the citizens of our great state to create videos highlighting solutions to address health disparities in Connecticut. The Health Justice CT Challenge provides an award of $10,000 to a health project that will address the needs of an underserved community.
We found that there was no shortage of ideas from groups and individuals who are passionate about improving the health of their communities. Each proposal was assessed based on innovativeness, capacity, and the ability to convey an effective video message. Five finalists were selected and then presented to the public for online voting.
Following are the top five finalists:
- “TRA Heart Health – Health Justice or Just Us?” submitted by Ledge Light Health District.
- “Health Justice in the Garden” submitted by Summer of Solutions
- “Health Justice for US” submitted by Uncas Health District with Norwich Adult Education
- “Sex Education that speaks to me! Teen Talk Para Latinos” submitted by Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
- “What does Health Justice Sound Like?” submitted by Community Health Center Association of CT.
With the voting taking place online, to win the challenge each finalist needed to mobilize their social networks to gain the most votes. Obtaining approximately seven thousands votes, we are pleased to announce that the winner of the Health Justice CT Challenge is:
Summer of Solutions Hartford for their Health Justice in the Garden project!
The Health Justice in the Garden project aims to address the food desert issue in Hartford. The project is designed to engage residents in urban farming and to create a community garden that will provide residents access to fresh fruit and vegetables.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal, casted a vote and engaged others to be part of this movement. Together we can build a healthier community for us all.
View the official press release here.