Why should our community prioritize health equity?
Health outcomes are not the same for every group of people in Fairfield County. On average, Black residents do not live as long as white residents, and their babies are more likely to die at birth. Your gender, income and race can also make a difference in how you are treated as a patient and the quality of care you receive within the medical system.
The State of Health Equity in Fairfield County
How is FCCF bringing people together to fix this problem?
There are proven programs and policies we can build on to improve health outcomes. But progress requires individuals, community leaders, lawmakers, businesses and organizations to come together to take action. With your support, our Health Equity Fund invests in collaborative programs that:
Design Innovative Solutions
We launched the Black Maternal Health Initiative, a multi-year project to work toward better health outcomes for Black mothers in Fairfield County.
Increase Access to Quality Care
We are expanding our work with lawmakers to advance policies like fair pay for community health workers and doulas, and making HUSKY coverage available to everyone.
Strengthen Community-Based Work
We are growing our support to help local groups foster their community leadership and grassroots work to advance health equity, and to fund strategic projects that span several years.
How can I get involved?
Want to move health in Fairfield County forward? Here are three ways you can help ensure every person has access to high-quality physical and mental health services.
Contribute to the Health Equity Fund to be part of our collaborative work in this area.
Join our email list to receive information on health equity and how you can make a difference.