Health Equity RESOURCES

Access the links below for some additional resources on health equity.

Health Equity-Focused Organizations

National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)

NACCHO’s Health Equity and Social Justice Initiatives explore why certain populations bear a disproportionate burden of disease and mortality and what health departments can do to better address the causes of these inequities. 

Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a national nonprofit organization that conducts research on public policy issues of special concern to African Americans.  Its Health Policy Institute aims to ignite a health equity movement that gives people of color the right to an equal opportunity for healthy lives.

Health Justice CT

Health Justice CT is a movement of Connecticut residents dedicated to working together to raise awareness about the issue of racial and ethnic disparities.  The project seeks to find innovative solutions to ultimately achieve health justice for everyone in Connecticut.

Commission on Health Equity

The Commission on Health Equity is a commission of the State of Connecticut, established in 2008 by the Connecticut General Assembly and approved by the Governor.  Among its many duties are to review and comment on any proposed state legislation and regulations that would affect the health of the state’s populations experiencing racial, ethnic, cultural linguistic disparities in health status; and to work as a liaison between these populations and state agencies to eliminate health disparities.

Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership

The Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership,launched in July 2008 by the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Office of Multicultural Health, aims to draw together expertise, resources, and programming to eliminate health disparities in Connecticut.



Data Sources

The Health Equity Index brings together vast amounts of locally-specific data in one easy-to-use database.  This data is compiled and analyzed from several sources, some publicly accessible and others only accessible through a complex, organization-specific request process.  Data sources include:

  • US Census

  • Claritas Population Facts

  • US Census Zip Code Business Patterns (NAICS)

  • US Economic Census, Zip Code Statistics

  • CHIME - Hospital Discharge Records

  • CT Department of Public Health Vital Statistics

  • CT Department of Social Service Caseload Records

  • CT Department of Education Data and Research (CEDar)

  • CT Housing Finance Authority

  • Municipal Voter Registration and Voting Records

  • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Aggregate Repotrs - Loan Application

  • Realty Trac, County Real Estate Trends