Second Annual Health Justice CT Survey of Connecticut Residents to Measure Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in CT

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Study to examine the topics and online communication tools and resources that CT residents use to find more information on health-related issues.

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This year’s survey aims to examine the 'health injustice' or 'health disparities' among CT residents; determine the various types of news sources residents use to read, talk, and share information about certain health and medical issues...

Health Justice CT announces the launch of the second annual survey to measure the current level of awareness about racial and ethnical health disparities among Connecticut (CT) residents. The study will also examine the topics and online communication tools and resources that CT residents use to find more information about health-related issues.

The study, conducted by Health Justice CT in conjunction with SNCR Fellow, Katie Paine of KDPaine & Partners, LLC is a follow-up to the 2010 study that revealed more than half of minority respondents experienced some form of health inequity based on their race. This year’s survey aims to examine the “health injustice” or “health disparities” among CT residents; determine the various types of news sources residents use to read, talk, and share information about certain health and medical issues; and determine the types of sources people trust when seeking more information on health-related issues.

“It is important to hear from Connecticut residents directly about their feelings on racial and ethnic health disparities and not make assumptions,” said Heang Tan, Health Justice CT program manager. “The survey results will help us determine what our next steps should be in engaging the community to seek meaningful and sustainable solutions to address this complex health issue.”

To participate in this brief online survey, visit http://sncr.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0psmjUK6ek2m6u8. All Connecticut residents are invited to participate.

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 project is funded by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) and is being managed by the foundation’s grantee, the Society for New Communications Research. To join the conversation, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/healthjusticect) and Twitter (twitter.com/healthjusticect).

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