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Latino And Black Caucus Look For Legislative Solution To Address Health Care Disparities

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Rep. Bruce Morris, Chairman of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Photo Credit: Connecticut House Democrats


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The movement to eliminate health care disparities in Connecticut hit a speed bump during the last legislative seession when funding for the Commission on Health Equity (CHE) was sacrificed due to the state budget crunch.

However, state Rep. Hilda Santiago (D-24) and other members of the legislature’s caucus logo Black and Latino CtBlack and Puerto Rican Caucus want to work to revive the agency during the 2017 session. The Meriden Democrat is vice-chairperson of the caucus and also was appointed to serve with the health care commission.

“We never had the opportunity to get this off ...

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Doctors, Dietitians And Executive Chef Team Up For C-HIT Diabetes Forum


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For the roughly 9 percent of Connecticut’s population who live with diabetes, eating healthy and knowing how foods can affect the disease is crucial to managing it.

The Conn. Health I-Team, (www.c-hit.org) in collaboration with ConnectiCare and the Hispanic Health Council, is hosting a public forum featuring a sampling of healthy food choices on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Lyceum in Hartford, where experts will discuss the latest developments in diabetes treatments and offer advice about how adopting a healthy lifestyle can help combat the disease.

The free event, “Recipes for Healthy Living: Defeating Diabetes,” will include a social hour, cooking demonstration and food tasting ...

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Hartford’s LCS Tells Aids Patients – “Let’s Not Talk About Survival — Let’s Talk About Living.”



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Charles Capers is quite emotional about his involvement with a support group focused on Latinos and others that are infected with AIDS or HIV. Capers, a 64-year-old peer support specialist with the group, has a personal stake in the matter — he has been infected with AIDS for 34 years, he said, and has made it a point of pride to go on living rather than resign himself to the old perception that the illness is an automatic death sentence.

“My attitude is that ‘I am going to come at you’ and you are going to listen,” he said. “People need ...

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