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Name of the Organization
Health Equity Solutions
Contact Person
Samantha Lew
Job Title
Policy Analyst & Advocacy Specialist
Contact phone
8609376432
E-mail
slew@hesct.org
Website
http://hesct.org/
Interest
Health
Description Interest
For every Connecticut resident to attain optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.

Samantha Lew's Blog

Guide to State Policy for Health Equity

Posted on September 22, 2022 at 9:57am 0 Comments

Check out this new resource: "Connecticut's Path to Equity: A Guide to State Policy for Health Equity." This roadmap of policy priorities across sectors that would promote health equity was created in partnership with organizations across the state. To date, over 50 organizations have signed on to demonstrate their commitment to advancing these policies.

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Connecticut’s Path to Equity Workshops

Posted on May 23, 2022 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

We need your help! Earlier this year, we published Connecticut’s Path to Equity – a draft framework of state-level policy changes to promote health equity in Connecticut. While this draft included feedback from partners and a survey, HES wants to be sure the next version reflects even more Connecticut residents’ priorities for achieving health equity.

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Employment Opportunity: Health Equity Solutions

Posted on May 23, 2022 at 3:07pm 0 Comments

HES is a non-profit organization located in Connecticut. Our mission is to promote policies, programs, and practices that result in equitable access to health care, increased quality in the delivery of health care, and improved health outcomes for Connecticut residents. Our mission is motivated by the vision that every Connecticut resident will obtain optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Our work is fueled by the belief that increasing health equity requires…

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Health Equity Week 2022

Posted on March 29, 2022 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

Health Equity Solutions (HES) is hosting our fourth annual statewide Health Equity Week campaign (#HealthEquityWeek & #HEW22)! Health Equity Week is a week-long campaign held annually and is designed to raise awareness and spark action to advance health equity throughout Connecticut. Slated for the first full week of April, this year’s Health Equity Week will begin on Sunday, April 3, and conclude on Saturday, April 9, 2022. …

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Affiliate, National Equity Fund (NEF), Announces $2.1 Billion in Affordable Housing Investments for 2022

Despite continued economic and market headwinds, LISC"s affiliate NEF invested over $1.2 billion in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) investments and nearly $900 million to preserve existing affordable housing throughout 2022, resulting in nearly 15,500 affordable homes nationwide.

Nurturing Diverse Real Estate Developers in the Twin Cities

A Minneapolis Post columnist takes an in-depth look LISC Twin Cities’ Development of Color initiative, which has cultivated a cohort of visionary BIPOC developers committed to making a difference in their communities. The program helps equip them with the tools and resources needed to tackle barriers in their markets, including bridging gaps in accessing equity financing, “a key to broadening who works in real estate,” writes the author. “For these developers of color, there’s the equity gap, and then there’s the equity gap. This program is aimed at solving both of those problems.” The excerpt below was originally published on MinnPost: Twin Cities org gives tools, support to developers of color​​​​​​​ By Bill Lindeke

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