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Launched in the summer of 2019, Community Solutions for Health Equity seeks to make local health care systems more responsive to the needs of the community by elevating the voices, stories, and priorities of the people who hold the solutions. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this grant program provides grassroots organizations with resources needed to uplift their ability to organize members, build partnerships with other constituencies, and develop effective communication.

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CSHE Highlights

Keeping Health Equity at the Forefront

While some of these disparities involve social determinants of health outside the health care system, like lack of access to transportation or food, Yale's Assistant Professor Adjunct Tekisha Everette primarily analyzes those regarding the system and delivery of health care.

Georgia Watch’s Berneta Haynes Honored As Families USA’s Health Care Value Advocate Of The Year

Haynes earned the award because of her exemplary work championing for better health and health care at Georgia Watch, a consumer advocacy organization focused on issues impacting Georgians’ wallets and quality of life. She focuses on health care access and equity to help close opportunity gaps and promote economic mobility.

Grantee Spotlight

Advocates for Justice and Education

DC Health Equity Project

Advocates for Justice & Education seeks to expand programming to build the capacity of parents to engage in parent-led advocacy efforts to eliminate racial disparities and improve equitable access to health care for Black and Latinx children and youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs (CYSHCN) using a hybrid of the Parent Café and Community Café models in the District of Columbia in Wards 1, 7, & 8. This project will focus on: 1) Creating and facilitating a needs assessment to assess the needs of families of CYSHCN; 2) Identifying, training, and supporting parents of CYSHCN in creating an advocacy agenda; 3) Bridge the gap between families and the healthcare ecosystem through the Community Café model; and 4) Build a mechanism to support the ongoing work of the community-led advisory panel.

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Are you a community member dedicated to health care equity?

As a member of the CSHE Network you will have opportunities to increase and gain  knowledge on organizing tools and strategies, share information, resources, program progress, CSHE updates  and eventually certified online trainings that are reflective of your community’s needs. You will also have the opportunity to learn from other communities that are working to transform health care systems.

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