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

53 Oak Street

Hartford, CT 06106 USA

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EIN

46-5011055

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

IRS filing requirement

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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
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults

The HES Advantage is designed in addressing racial health inequities and health outcomes by utilizing a multi-faceted approach to creating impactful system-level changes. The HES Advantage offers various support services such as policy consultation, organizational meeting facilitation, focus group development, and facilitation. We will also provide training, and development of tools such as REIS (racial and ethnic impact statements), which aid in the organization's growth towards racial health equity and health outcomes.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

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
Together we pushed through and maximized opportunities to advance health equity in our state. HES testified on 19 bills and relaunched a framework for policy change, Connecticut's Path to Equity.
Advocated for Benefit Reporting, and for the first full week of April will now be recognized in statute as Health Equity Week to annually reaffirm Connecticut’s commitment to eliminating inequities in health

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HEALTH EQUITY SOLUTIONS INC

Board of directors
as of 5/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alycia Santilli

CARE

Term: 2022 - 2023

Supriya Laknidhi

Aetna/CVS

Lawrence Davis

Webster Bank

Barr Even

Private Investment

David Newton

Elm Advisors LLC

Alina Penny

PURE Insurance

Robert Kryzs

Attorney at Law

Amy Romano

Primary Maternity Care

Karen Wang

Yale School of Medicine

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/03/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/03/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.