Society for New Communications Research Receives Continued Support from the Connecticut Health Foundation for Health Justice CT Initiative

Initiative Raises Awareness and Public Will to Address Issue of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Connecticut

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Health Justice CT has continued to evolve the past two years. We also look forward to our continued partnership with CT Health and with community organizations and the citizens of Connecticut

Palo Alto, Calif (PRWEB) February 02, 2012

Today, the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education foundation and think tank focused on the latest developments in media and communications, announced that it has received a $175,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation for the Health Justice CT initiative, an innovative movement designed to use social media as the foundation for raising awareness and fostering public will to address the issue of racial and ethnic disparities (REHD) in Connecticut.

“We are honored to receive a grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation for the third year of this important initiative,” stated Jen McClure, founder and board president, Society for New Communications Research. “Health Justice CT has continued to evolve the past two years. We also look forward to our continued partnership with CT Health and with community organizations and the citizens of Connecticut to create solutions that will ultimately lead to a healthier Connecticut.”

The initiative, now in its third year, aims to:

  • Develop HealthJusticeCT.org as the online hub and a valuable repository for thought leadership, conversation, discussion and development of possible solutions to the problem of REHD
  • Feature blog posts by subject matter experts
  • Offer daily tips to maintain health and well-being of Connecticut Residents
  • Build a movement of Connecticut residents focused on addressing the issue of health disparities using social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+
  • Support and empower community organizations and citizens by providing social media training opportunities
  • Proactively engage community partners and citizens by hosting: regular tweet chats, town hall meetings, public forums, and the annual Health Justice CT Challenge

For more information on the Health Justice CT initiative, please visit: http://www.healthjusticect.org.

About the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR):
The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education foundation and think tank focused on the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society. For more information, visit http://sncr.org.

About the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health):
The state’s largest independent, nonprofit grant-making foundation dedicated to improving the health of the people of Connecticut through systemic change, program innovation and health policy analysis. Since it was established in July 1999, CT Health has awarded grants totaling $45 million in – children’s mental health, oral health, reducing racial and ethnic health disparities, and health policy and advocacy.

For more information about the foundation, please visit http://www.cthealth.org or contact Senior Communications Officer Maryland Grier at Maryland(at)cthealth(dot)org or 860.724.1580, ext. 21.

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.

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