On April three UConn College of Medicine’s Dr. Linda Barry helped the State of Connecticut kick off its 1st Overall health Equity Week, which runs the 1st week of April. This marks the 1st year of official recognition of Overall health Equity Week by the state which was lately codified in state statute.
Barry joined State Comptroller Sean Scanlon, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, and other well being advocates and policymakers at Charter Oak Household Overall health Center exactly where Comptroller Scanlon announced that he is forming the Comptroller’s Healthcare Cabinet, a collaborative functioning group comprised of healthcare specialists and advocates who will inform the future legislative and policy suggestions associated to essential healthcare troubles such as access and affordability.
“Healthcare is a human correct, but the sort and good quality of care far as well lots of persons in our state acquire is nevertheless primarily based on who they are and what zip code they reside in,” stated Comptroller Sean Scanlon. “That’s incorrect and will have to adjust. As Comptroller and administrator of the state’s biggest well being strategy, I will not quit pushing for adjust till every single Connecticut resident has access to the healthcare they deserve.”
“Health Equity Week signifies a commitment to rectify the elements of the healthcare program that contribute to the inequities in well being outcomes. Year following year, the exact same chronic ailments influence the exact same communities which are usually defined by race, ethnicity and/or socioeconomic status,” stated Dr. Linda Barry, Interim Director of the UConn Overall health Disparities Institute. “The UConn Overall health Disparities Institute appears forward to functioning with partners in the neighborhood, as properly as state and nearby leaders, to make well being equity the reality for all of Connecticut.”
“Health Equity Week is an chance to concentrate focus on how a great deal function we have to do to expand access to healthcare and to address the underlying causes of well being disparities in our communities, and it is also a time to spread the word about the sources that are obtainable to households correct now,” stated Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. “This week, well being equity organizations are hosting information-sessions about how to sign up for HUSKY well being and how to take benefit of principal care, like at neighborhood-primarily based well being centers like Charter Oak Overall health Center. I want to thank Comptroller Scanlon, our Basic Assembly, and most of all, the nonprofits, advocates, and healthcare workers who function every single day to make healthier communities.”
Understand additional and view a complete recording of the Overall health Equity Week occasion right here.