Health—General & Rehabilitative

HEALTH EQUITY SOLUTIONS INC

Hartford, CT   |  www.hesct.org

Mission

To promote policies, programs, and practices that result in equitable health care access, delivery, and outcomes for all people in Connecticut.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Tekisha Dwan Everette

Main address

175 Main Street 3rd Floor

Hartford, CT 06106 USA

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EIN

46-5011055

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Health Equity Trainings

We offer introductory and advanced workshops and training opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Minorities
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Charting impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Health Equity Solutions, is a non-profit organization with a state-wide focus on promoting policies, programs, and practices that result in equitable health care access, delivery, and outcomes for all people in Connecticut. Our vision is for every Connecticut resident to obtain optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.

HES will catalyze policy programs and practices that advance and sustain health equity in Connecticut. Our model is simple and straightforward: 1. Identify what works Source the best policy and programmatic solutions within Connecticut as well as nationwide. Conduct policy analyses and research to educate, as well as inform. Engage diverse partners to identify solutions. 2. Shape solutions for maximum impact Shape and influence policies and regulations. Monitor the implementation of legislation. Provide regulatory feedback. 3. Accelerate their adoption Convene public forums. Implement campaigns and other messaging. Engage in media advocacy. Actively participate on related coalitions and committees.

Our staff have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in promoting health equity in the staff.

HES has successfully trained over 2,000 people in the state of Connecticut, arming them with knowledge and skills related to health inequity, the social determinants of health, and ways to add and use a health equity lens. We have successfully advocated for legislative changes that create a pathway for sustainable integration of community health workers in Connecticut. These efforts are showing us that our efforts are driving progress in the state. Additionally, we find that we are being called on more for our expertise and advise by state and local decision-makers, health organizations, and community members.

Trained over 2000 people in Connecticut with high satisfaction and improved knowledge of health equity and health inequity. Successfully advocated for Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification in Connecticut Raised the awareness and importance of race, ethnicity, and language data standardization, collection, and reporting in the state

Financials

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Operations

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HEALTH EQUITY SOLUTIONS INC

Board of directors
as of 4/5/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Evelyn Mantilla

Mantilla Leadership

Term: 2017 - 2018


Board co-chair

Kristen Hatcher

Connecticut Legal Services

Shelley Geballe

Yale Law School

Kristen Hatcher

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.

Bruce Liang

University of Connecticut Health Center

Michele Scott

Eastern Area Health Education Center

Elaine O'Keefe

Yale University

Robert Kryzs

Attorney at Law

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Education, Policy, Advocacy