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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 2:57am 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 8:10am 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 8:07am 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 5:48am 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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At 11:07am on May 13, 2020, Lee Cruz said…

Samantha,

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Affordable, Sustainable Housing is Coming to Long Beach, California with Help from LISC

As inventory shortages and high costs are making Long Beach, CA nearly as unaffordable nearby Los Angeles, $4.34 million acquisition and predevelopment loan from LISC is helping the construction of a new affordable housing community to move forward and provide a range of apartments for families earning 30% AMI to 60% AMI.

To Safeguard Homes in California, Promote Affordability Through the Foreclosure Intervention Housing Preservation Program

California’s recently formed Foreclosure Intervention Housing Preservation Program (FIHPP) is poised to fund nonprofit housing groups to buy rental properties in or at risk of foreclosure and quickly convert them to long-term affordable housing. Now, FIHPP is hanging in the legislative balance. LISC’s Tahirih Zigler and Enterprise Community Partners’ Jacqueline Waggoner weigh in on the imperative of safeguarding the program to help spare many Californians from the preventable tragedies of displacement and homelessness.

Jorge Cruz Returns to LISC Greater Newark as Executive Director

LISC has named Jorge Cruz as executive director of LISC Greater Newark, a decades-long community investment program that has delivered more than $169 million to New Jersey neighborhoods, businesses and community organizations to support economic opportunity and growth.

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