Connecticut Voices for Children released a report entitled ‘Advancing Health Equity for Connecticut’s Children and Families Through Health Systems Transformation’ that reveals health reform efforts have the potential to improve health equity dramatically, yet evaluations of early models suggest a risk that reforms may widen racial and ethnic disparities in health unless equity is thoughtfully and measurably embedded. Changing our systems to mitigate the impacts of racism and the disproportionate burdens faced by children of color—such as higher rates of economic hardship and increased exposure to traumatic events—can have lifelong impacts that reach across all aspects of our society. The report includes a series of proposals to center health equity in health system transformation.
The HUSKY Eligibility Manual for children and families is a tool created by ‘Covering Connecticut’s Kids and Families’, a state-wide coalition of organizations enrolling Connecticut families in the HUSKY program since 1999. It is designed to serve as a reference for advocates, providers, outreach workers, and community-based organizations who work with families.
While the status quo state budget plan approved by policymakers did not offer many bold new investments in children and families, other policy changes approved during this year’s legislative
The state’s final biennial budget for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 could be characterized as a status quo budget.
This series of fact sheets explains how Connecticut’s HUSKY Health programs benefit a wide range of the state’s residents.
While the state budget proposals by the General Assembly protect many programs that serve children and families from budget cuts, rigid and counterproductive budget rules are starving schools, infr
Connecticut’s long-term fiscal health and economic growth depend on policies that improve equity and support our most vulnerable families and children.
In this report, we analyze the US Census Bureau released 2017 data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Census Bureau’s most detailed look at income, health insurance, poverty, and o
The Candidate Briefing Book provides an overview of the challenges the state faces and a roadmap for voters and policymakers to move forward.
During the 2018 legislative session, Connecticut Voices for Children raised a powerful voice at the Capitol, advocating for the research-based policies and best practices that will enable every chi