New Britain, Conn. (PRWEB) May 26, 2010
Health Justice CT, an initiative designed to use social media channels as the foundation for creating a movement of Connecticut residents on the issue of racial and ethnic disparities, today announced the formation of the Health Justice CT Advisory Board. The board members will lead the charge to increase online awareness on the need for health equality.
The Health Justice CT Advisory Board includes 11 influential community leaders who represent a wide range of fields including: public policy, online citizen journalism, human services and health care. The board membership also represents a broad range of cultures, communities, ages and ethnicities.
The board includes:
“We’re committed to supporting this unique program based on initial research conducted by our partnering agency, the Society for New Communications Research, which suggests there is currently very little online discussion about racial and ethnic health disparities,” commented Patricia Baker, president & CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health). “We are gratified to have thought leaders within the Connecticut community to help us harness the power of social media and ignite a passion for health justice.”
About Health Justice CT
Health Justice CT is an initiative designed to use social media channels as the foundation for creating a movement of Connecticut residents dedicated to working together to raise awareness about the issue of racial and ethnic disparities, find innovative solutions, and ultimately achieve health justice for everyone in Connecticut. The program is funded by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) and is being managed by the foundation’s grantee, the Society for New Communications Research, in conjunction with communications agency CRT/tanaka. To join the conversation, find us on Facebook and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/healthjusticeCT).