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April 24, 2014

        9Th Annual
Autism Awareness Day At The Capitol

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Room 310 - State Capitol
Breakfast at 10:00 a.m.
Program begins at 11:00 a.m.


Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26
XL Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Mission of Mercy is a two day clinic that provides free dental care to the underserved and uninsured in Connecticut - those that would otherwise go without dental care. Oral health is inseparable from general health and can affect a person's self-esteem, compromise their ability to work, attend school and lead a normal life. Click here for additional information.

No Appointments, First-come, First-Served

Lead Awareness and Management Challenge (LAMC)

for Leadership Teams in Connecticut Public and Non-Profit Private Schools

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) in collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering a funding opportunity to support the participation of leadership teams from public and private non-profit schools and daycare centers to attend a workshop on lead poisoning prevention and intervention for educators. Through stimulating presentations and action-oriented activities school and daycare teams will learn up-to-date research related to the effects of lead exposure on child development and learning, school district and daycare responsibilities in identifying and intervening with students who have a history of lead poisoning, and resources available for training other school/daycare personnel.

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Management Professional Development Program will take place on April 9, 2014 in Cromwell at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for leadership teams from schools throughout CT. The deadline for applying is Friday, March 28.

Lead Flyer             Lead Application

Any questions contact Stephanie Knutson at (860) 807-2108 or


The Connecticut Commission on Health Equity (CHE) was established to eliminate disparities in health status based on race, ethnicity, gender and linguistic ability, thereby improving the quality of health for all of the state's residents. 

Visit the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity by clicking here.

Putting The Affordable Health Care Act Into Practice
In Connecticut  


October 1, 2013 is the official launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Residents of Connecticut can sign up for health insurance if they currently do not have coverage or if they want to change their current insurance provider. For many the ACA is confusing and complex. In an effort to help simplify this new law, we have provided links that will be helpful sorting out your questions and concerns.

We will update this site as new information becomes available.

Access Health CT (also known as the Exchange) was created by the Connecticut Legislature in 2011 and is a quasi-public agency established to satisfy requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act. Its mission is to increase the number of insured residents in Connecticut, promote health, lower costs and eliminate health disparities. Its vision is to provide a simple online shopping and enrollment experience for state residents and small businesses, starting with open enrollment in October 2013.

Access Health CT will ensure that participating health plans meet certain standards, and will facilitate competition and choice by rating the quality of each plan. Individuals and families buying coverage through the Exchange may qualify for tax credits on premiums. The Exchange will also coordinate eligibility and enrollment with state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs. More information is available at

Harm Reduction Coalition

 End Hepatitis C Health Disparities for African Americans

Hepatitis C is a major racial/ethnic health disparity -- particularly for African Americans. African Americans have higher rates of death associated with hepatitis C, and are twice as likely to have ever been infected with hepatitis C compared to whites. With new treatments on the horizon, there are tools to end the hepatitis C epidemic.

 End African American hepatitis C health disparities

Take Action Now!


The latest issue of Community Health Funding Report is packed with page after page of newly-researched private and federal grant opportunities and exclusive insider advice on a wide range of grants for health programs serving the underinsured, minorities, seniors, children and others throughout the nation.  COMMUNITY HEALTH REPORT

African-American Affairs Commission Connecticut  General Assembly
State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue, Room 509 Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 240-8555 Fax: (860) 240-8444