Author: Allison R Joslyn

HDI is participating in #UConnGives! All Paws In!

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for #UConnGives on March 23-24 and team up with the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) in gearing up for the #BMOCSummit.

What is the #BMOCSummit? Held during Men’s Health Month in June, the community-centered, virtual State of Health Equity among Boys & Men of Color Summit & Ideas Lab will propel research, practice, and policy transformation innovation to advance health equity and radical healing among boys and men of color.

#UConnGives, the third annual giving day for UConn, will take place on March 23-24, 2021 and we are participating to raise funds for the #BMOCSummit! For 36 hours, all of UConn Nation will be coming together to support the university and communities we love. We hope you will join us and support the #BMOCSummit.

Can we count on your support on March 23-24th? 

Best,
HDI Team

P.S. Help us promote or follow us using the hashtags, #BMOCSummit and #UConnGives. Tag us @UConnHDI on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram too! All Paws In!

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TRANSFORMING HEALTH SYSTEMS & ADVANCING PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES FOR RADICAL HEALING

Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) is excavating and exposing bones buried in basements of America’s health systems and public health infrastructures. Radical healing is the antidote to racial injustice. It is the medicine that promotes wellness in the face of identity-based “wounds.” These wounds include those sustained by racist policies and practices, including exclusion from citizenship and the polity, extreme violence by those paid to serve and protect, and provision of substandard medical care..... continue reading to advance the 5 Radical Healing Principles to advance health equity.

Publication Release: BREATH, EYES, MEMORY: Transforming Health Systems and Advancing Public Health Policies for Radical Healing

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., M.P.H., Hector Y. Adames, Psy.D., Jioni A. Lewis, Ph.D., Della V. Mosley, Ph.D., Nayeli Chavez- Dueñas, Ph.D., Robyn Anderson, M.S., & Helen Neville, Ph.D.

 

Radical Healing

State of Health Equity among Boys and Men of Color Summit

BMOC  Summit

Save the Date!

 

Mark your calendars, write it down, or make this your mobile wallpaper! The State of Health Equity among Boys & Men of Color Summit will be held on June 8th - June 10th. Details for registration out soon! You are the change! 

*The 2.5 day summit is created WITH boys and men of color and in service to transforming systems for behavioral health equity AMONG boys and men of color.

ADVANCING HEALTH EQUITY, PROMOTING RACIAL JUSTICE DURING COVID19

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been anything but business as usual. Our team at UConn HDI has gone to extraordinary lengths to serve our institution and our communities during these times of grieving, pain, loss, and uncertainty.
The COVID-19 response activities we enacted and collaborated with stakeholders build on our strategic approaches and goal to advance health equity and reduce health disparities in the state of CT.
In the following report, we outline our COVID-19 response activities guided by our four strategic approaches to eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity:
• Support policy action and systems change.
• Change data-driven and public narratives about vulnerable populations.
• Deepen community engagement and cultivate cross-sector collaborations.
• Enhance health equity research, training, and innovation.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19: Priorities for Action

Partners and UConn HDI release Priorities for Action_Racial Ethnic Disparities in COVID 19 report. These priorities are set forth by multi-sector organizations currently delivering urgently needed social, economic, spiritual support and health services to people of color. These short, mid, and long-term priorities for action are aimed at reducing racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 across Connecticut. The report also includes an interactive feature that compiles work to reduce racial/ethnic COVID-19 disparities already happening across Connecticut.

UConn HDI Intern Spotlight: Tarik

UConn HDI shines because of the excellence that incoming interns bring. Some of our interns even stay for years while some interns gain experience for are short-term. Every single person creates objectives, withstanding projects, and contributes to UConn HDI’s initiatives and mission in a valuable way. Meet Tarik!

 

 

New Research Publication Alert Led by Dr. Wizdom Powell

New Publication led by UConn HDI Director, Dr. Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., MPH, with Jennifer Richmond, MSPH, Dinushika Mohottige, Ph.D., Irene Yen, Ph.D., Allison Joslyn, MA, and Giselle Corbie-Smith, Ph.D.! Read the full research article, “Medical Mistrust, Racism, and Delays in Preventative Health Screening Among African-American Men” in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine Special Issue.

Highlighted in UConn Today, we have often presumed that Black men delay preventative services because of longstanding medical mistrust. But, our new research findings affirm that racism plays an equally critical role.

HDI Initiatives to Advance Health Equity Among Boys and Men of Color

Dr. Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., and the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) team announce the launch of several arts-based initiatives to advance health equity in CT. These events will begin in June, during National Men’s Health Month, and will focus initially on visualizing health equity for Boys and Men of Color.

Register for the Upcoming Events on Visualizing Health Equity for Boys and Men of Color

You can also read media coverage on this initiative:

Visual Arts Inspiring Health Equity for CT Boys and Men of Color