CT Report Card on Health Equity among Boys and Men of Color

Boys and men of color (BMoC) have considerable untapped potential for contributing to Connecticut’s economic growth, vitality, competitiveness, and social innovations. Unleashing the full potential of Connecticut’s BMoC requires a focus on advancing health equity. Like its U.S. counterparts, BMoC in Connecticut has some of the most disparate health outcomes as a result of broad, social factors.  The production of this report card furthers the achievement of our legislative mandate to reduce health disparities among CT’s medically underserved populations. This report card is designed to serve as a resource for policy decision-makers, program evaluators, researchers, funders, service providers, and community members.

In the near future, HDI also plans to release a report card on health equity for girls and women of color and other medically underserved populations in CT.

The report incorporates:

Nine Sections Census Defined Populations
  • Demographics
Black/African Americans
  • Income, Education, Employment and Transportation
Hispanics/Latinos
  • Housing
American Indians/Native Americans
  • Safety and Incarceration
Asians
  • Fatherhood
Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders
  • Health Insurance, Preventative Health Screenings, and Cancer Disparities
  • Behavioral Health
  • Life expectancy
  • Mortality rates

The goals of the report card are to:

  1. Raise awareness and signal a call to action for the collection of disaggregated data, especially among medically and systemically underserved populations (Black/African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinos and Asians.
  2. Stimulate policy action, transparency, research, interventions, and public awareness.
  3. Promote multi-sector collaboration on statewide initiatives designed to advance health equity.
  4. Create a healthier and more economically vital CT for boys and men of color.

Download the full #CTBMoCReportCard.

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