Black and Hispanic mothers have lower rates of exclusive breastfeeding, and socioeconomic factors contribute to the disparity.
New health commissioner confronts health disparities, climate change and the remainder of COVID
“This was a time that I could step up to the challenge,” Dr. Manisha Juthani said.
Report: Connecticut must improve health data collection on race and ethnicity
Connecticut has no standards for how its medical facilities gather, report and use patient data on race, ethnicity and language.
‘It has to do with trust:’ Outreach on COVID vaccine begins in communities of color
Longstanding health disparities have amplified during the pandemic, creating ‘heightened levels of mistrust.’
Study highlights worsening disparities amid COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought health disparities into sharp focus, amplifying problems that have long festered in Connecticut.
Disparities in Hispanic and black death rates much worse than previously reported
Previous reports notwithstanding, Hispanics are substantially more likely to die of COVID-19 than non-Hispanic whites, officials say. Blacks, too.
Frustration growing in minority communities over government’s response to pandemic
There are only a handful of walk-up testing sites in the state, prohibiting those without cars from getting tested.
CT Latinos suffer high COVID-19 infection rates as their jobs force public interaction
Connecticut Latinos are paying a steep price during the pandemic, including suffering high levels of stress.
Racial disparities persist in CT health care, two groups find
Despite efforts, significant health disparities remain between state’s residents of color and white residents, two new reports found.
As open enrollment approaches, health officials use census data to reach uninsured
Nearly 187,000 residents still lack coverage and many of them are low-income or minorities, a data point that is troubling state health officials.
Longtime CEO of Connecticut Health Foundation will retire in 2020
Patricia Baker, a founding member of the Connecticut Health Foundation and the group’s leader since its 1999 inception, will retire next June. A national search will be conducted for her replacement.
Blacks, Poor At Higher Risk Of Heart Disease; Overall Death Rate Falls
The death rate from heart disease plummeted nationally over several decades for all racial and ethnic groups, but African Americans and low-income individuals are still at a higher risk.
Whites In Midsize Cities Report Poor Health Compared To Counterparts In Urban Centers
An analysis of the recent DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey found that residents in a number of midsize, blue-collar cities reported lower health ratings than residents of the state’s largest cities.
New state data: HIV diagnoses up in 2017
HIV diagnoses increased in Connecticut from 2016 to 2017, but long term, the number has been on the decline.
Despite progress, HIV racial divide persists
By the time Arthur Harris turned 17, he had already endured a childhood of grinding poverty in Hartford’s North End, the death of his mother, and the rejection of a community that viewed homosexuality as a sin. It should have come as no surprise to anyone, then, that he went searching for love and acceptance wherever he could find it — a search that led him to contract HIV before he was 18. The virus, which can lead to AIDS if untreated, disproportionately affects African-Americans all over the country, including in Connecticut.