The mission of Health Equity Solutions (HES) 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 should have the opportunity to obtain optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. Health Equity Solutions aims to catalyze systemic public policy changes that advance and sustain health equity in Connecticut through a non-partisan, collaborative, results-oriented approach. HES does its work with a three-pronged focus to educate, agitate, and advocate.
The State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) is made up of 15 public sector employee unions representing roughly 46,000 Connecticut state employees. SEBAC was recognized in 1986 to negotiate with the state government on healthcare and pension benefits for both active and retired members of its member unions. Unions members work in many of the state’s agencies, serving Connecticut citizens in areas that impact all of our daily lives: public health, social services, education, public safety, environmental protection, criminal justice, transportation, corrections, and services for the blind, and developmentally disabled.
CEA is a member organization that advocates for students, teachers, and public schools. The organization has been a leading voice for teacher professionalism and school improvement since it was formed in 1848 when 80 teachers met in Meriden. The Association is the driving force in lobbying legislators for the resources public schools need and campaigning for high standards for teachers and students. CEA is headquartered in Hartford. Its members are public school teachers, including preschool through grade 12 teachers as well as retired teachers and college students preparing to become teachers. CEA advocates for legislation at the state and federal…
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters works in concert with Connecticut’s environmental advocacy groups to identify and highlight important bills impacting the air, water, wildlife, open space, and public health. CTLCV also supports pro-environment candidates for political office at election time and holds state legislators accountable for their votes in an annual Environmental Scorecard.
The Attorney General is the chief civil legal officer of the state, and oversees all aspects of affirmative enforcement by the Office, protects consumers from fraud and abuse, and assists constituents. The Office of the Attorney General represents the public interest, not individuals, and cannot provide legal advice. As a public service, however, the Office of the Attorney General may provide informal mediation services to assist consumers who are unable to resolve an issue on their own. The Office of the Attorney General may also refer complaints it receives to other government agencies.
Grace Academy is a comprehensive educational program for girls’ grades 5-8 at 457 Main Street in Hartford. The academy provides a rare opportunity for students to experience a college-preparatory education in a respectful, responsible atmosphere. The school is also tuition-free. Grace Academy offers a structured, challenging, and supportive educational program for students of all faiths in Hartford, and works to inspire intellectual, spiritual, moral, social, creative, and athletic growth in each student. Find out more here.
Center for Children’s Advocacy
The Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) is the largest children’s legal rights organization in New England and was founded in 1997 by long-time civil rights attorney Martha Stone. Attorney Stone wanted to create a nonprofit law firm that specialized in children’s legal issues. CCA combines three advocacy strategies – individual legal representation; legal rights training for youth, parents, and professionals; and advocacy for system reforms. Training and systemic advocacy maximize the reach of CCA’s staff. Trainings increase and improve legal advocacy for children, and systemic reforms benefit thousands of children beyond individual legal representation.
UFCW Local 919
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 919 is located in Farmington, Connecticut, and represents 7,000 workers in the state of Connecticut in a variety of industries. Visit Local 919’s website here.
Underwriter The Transport Hartford Academy’s goal is to deepen residents’ engagement and to support a growing group of active and informed residents who hope to shape future transportation developments. Transport Hartford educates residents who are passionate about biking, walking, transit, and multi-modal transportation as part of a sustainable and socially just region. For Hartford to succeed and grow it has to move beyond single-occupancy vehicle travel both culturally and with well-designed infrastructure. The Transport Hartford Action Teams hope to improve the region’s economic vitality, quality of life, and environmental sustainability.
Sponsor The Transport Hartford Academy’s goal is to deepen residents’ engagement and to support a growing group of active and informed residents who hope to shape future transportation developments. Transport Hartford educates residents who are passionate about biking, walking, transit, and multi-modal transportation as part of a sustainable and socially just region. For Hartford to succeed and grow it has to move beyond single-occupancy vehicle travel both culturally and with well-designed infrastructure. The Transport Hartford Action Teams hope to improve the region’s economic vitality, quality of life, and environmental sustainability.
Established in 1864, the Connecticut State Dental Association is a professional membership organization representing licensed dentists in Connecticut. The organization’s members are committed to protecting the health and well-being of people of all ages and ensuring that patients receive the highest quality of care from dental professionals. With a statewide membership of approximately 2,200 members, the CSDA represents nearly 63% of all licensed dentists in Connecticut.
At DataHaven, our mission is to empower people to create thriving communities by collecting and ensuring access to data on well-being, equity, and quality of life. We have served Greater New Haven and Connecticut as a nonprofit organization since 1992, working with many partners to develop reports, tools, and technical assistance programs that make information more useful to local communities. DataHaven is a partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a learning network, coordinated by the Urban Institute, of independent organizations in 30 cities that share a mission to ensure all communities have access to data and the skills to use…
Ari Santiago is the CEO of CompassMSP, a Technology Managed Service Provider with offices from Miami to Milwaukee and down the eastern seaboard. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it makes on our economy. This podcast focused on the manufacturing industry is brought to you by CompassMSP (www.compassmsp.com) and is produced by Miceli Productions (www.miceliproductions.com).
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU)
The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) provide affordable, innovative and rigorous programs for students to achieve their personal and career goals as well as contribute to the economic growth of Connecticut. CSCU includes four state universities, 12 community colleges and Charter Oak State College.
WGU degree programs are designed for high-growth, highly rewarding career paths in high-demand fields: K–12 teaching and education, nursing and healthcare, information technology, and business.
Elm City Communities / Housing Authority of the City of New Haven
ECC/HANH is the public housing agency serving the City of New Haven. The agency serves over 6,100 families and over 14,000 individuals through public housing, housing choice voucher, and low-income housing tax credit programs. Through our programs, residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward their housing expenses. Families are supported through a full array of supportive services leading to increased income, entrepreneurism, education, homeownership, and more.
Connecticut State Medical Society
The Connecticut State Medical Society is a federation of eight component county medical associations, with total membership exceeding some 7,000 physicians. CSMS itself is a constituent state entity of the American Medical Association. Founded by physician-patriots of the American Revolution, the Society operates from a heritage of democratic principles embodied in its Charter and Bylaws.
Digital BackOffice has been a leader in managed IT, managed firewall and cloud services since we opened our first data center in 1998. An operating unit of Advanced Corporate Networking (ACN), Digital BackOffice provides managed IT services to hundreds of businesses, schools, libraries, state agencies and town halls.
Sportech is Connecticut’s regulated and ready partner for safe and legal betting. For over 25 years, Sportech has been the exclusive licensee of Connecticut’s off-track betting system. Sportech’s brands in Connecticut include our Winners off-track betting venues, our Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar locations and our MyWinners.com website. A portion of every dollar wagered with Winners goes to the Connecticut General Fund, to local municipal tax funds and to funds for responsible gaming.