Hartford, CT (PRWEB) March 05, 2012
Health Justice CT, an initiative designed to use social media as the foundation for creating a movement of Connecticut residents dedicated to addressing the issue of racial and ethnic disparities, today announced the top five finalists in the first Health Justice CT Challenge.
The Health Justice CT Challenge is an innovative competition for individuals and organizations to creatively share their ideas and program proposals to address health inequities in Connecticut. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize to support their proposed program.
The public is invited to vote for their favorite program proposal between March 5, 2012 - March 16, 2012 at http://www.healthjusticect.org/challenge-voting. The video proposals should address these four questions: 1. What does health justice mean to you? 2. What specific health justice issues do you see in your community? 3. What specific proposal do you have to address this issue? 4. How will you achieve this?
The top five finalists in the Health Justice CT Challenge include:
- Health Justice in the Garden submitted by Summer Solutions of Hartford. This program proposal addresses the food desert issue in Connecticut and will provide healthy food access to Hartford residents by building a local food garden. To view this video, please visit: youtu.be/IIkiokeUDFo.
- Sex Education that Speaks to Me! Teen Talk Para Latinos submitted by Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. This program proposal addresses the language barrier that exists in Connecticut in educating teens on sex education and this program will translate their nationally recognized sexuality education program into Spanish for Bridgeport residents. To view this video, please visit: youtu.be/-YAikz0LGTw.
- TRA Heart Health – Health Justice or Health Just Us? Submitted by Ledge Light Health District. This program proposal addresses the inequity of care among low-income residents and the factors that affect cardiovascular disease patients. It proposes to provide programs to educate residents of Thames River Apartments in New London, CT on cardiovascular disease. To view this video, please visit: youtu.be/gWqLx39ZSqM.
- What does Health Justice Sound Like? Submitted by Community Health Center Association of CT. This program proposes to provide a text messaging campaign that publicizes the public's input into health care reform in Connecticut. To view this video, please visit: youtu.be/YNGRup0vfUg.
- Health Justice for US submitted by Uncas Health District with Norwich Adult Education. This program addresses the lack of resources, information, and health screening that is available to adult education students and will provide health materials, screenings, and provide referrals to its students. To view this video, please visit: youtu.be//p1hhRww3B-8.
In addition to these top five finalists, other honorable projects that addressed a health disparity issue in Connecticut can be found at http://www.youtube.com/healthjusticect.
About Health Justice CT:
Health Justice CT is an initiative designed to use social media 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).