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State of Connecticut Department of Public Health - State Partnership Program

Grantee Information

State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
860-509-8070 (Phone)
860-509-7160 (Fax)
http://www.ct.gov/dph

The mission of the Connecticut Department of Public Health is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut. It advocates for physical and mental health, prevents disease, injury and disability, and promotes a healthy and sustainable environment for the people.

Grant Project Information

Connecticut Office of Multicultural Health and Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership
$405,000
Meg Hooper
860-509-7128

Abstract

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH) intends to decrease the the health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities in Connecticut, with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cerebrovascular disease. To this end, CDPH is partnering with the Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership (CMHP) consisting of 258 members from 197 organizations. Connecticut Multicultural Health partner organizations have a wide set of roles. Some organizations provide health services while others serve as embedded and trusted community sources, linking providers and communities. CDPH will work with this network to develop its own infrastructure and enhance the capacity of the CMHP. It will also raise awareness and acceptance of health disparities among health care professionals, organizations, policy makers and the public. CDPH will collect and utilize data to ensure planning and programming is grounded in evidence-based practices. Linguistic and cultural competency training will also be an important part of the project.

The intended outcomes of this project include empowering community, mobilizing partners, increasing knowledge and awareness among the target population and health care providers, increasing access to quality health care, improving access to health services for minority populations, and improving evaluation and data utilization. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, data will be collected from meeting minutes, a semi-annual organizational membership survey, monthly progress reports and quarterly program reviews, and will include information on the number of policies developed, adopted and implemented on minority health issues and disparities, the number of partnerships facilitated or established, and the number of individuals participating in the interventions.

Objectives

  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)
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