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Health Justice CT Forms Advisory Board to Raise Awareness About Health Care Quality

Launches Facebook and Twitter Initiative to Lead Online Conversation About Health Justice in Connecticut

New Britain, Conn. (PRWEB) May 26, 2010 -- Health Justice CT, an initiative designed to use social media channels as the foundation for creating a movement of Connecticut residents on the issue of racial and ethnic disparities, today announced the formation of the Health Justice CT Advisory Board. The board members will lead the charge to increase online awareness on the need for health equality.

The Health Justice CT Advisory Board includes 11 influential community leaders who represent a wide range of fields including: public policy, online citizen journalism, human services and health care. The board membership also represents a broad range of cultures, communities, ages and ethnicities.

The board includes:

  • Ellen Andrews, Executive Director, Connecticut Health Project Policy
  • Andre Blackman, National Blogger, “Pulse + Signal”
  • Michael Curtain, Senior Provider Network Manager, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Sarah Diamond, Associate Research Scientist, CHIP Research Center, The University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • Angie Funaiole, Communications Specialist, Health Equity Index Initiative with the Connecticut Association of Directors of Health
  • Christi Moutinho Holmes, Director of Educational Outreach & Grant Coordinator, Connecticut State Medical Society
  • Steven King, President/District Director of the Organization of New England Chapters of Alpha (Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.) - ONECA
  • Anitha J. Patel, M.D., Ophthalmologist/Surgeon
  • Liz Scherer, National Blogger, Educator and Women’s Health Advocate, “Flashfree”
  • Hilary Waldman, Director of Community Relations and Outreach, The Hispanic Health Council
  • Teresa Younger, Executive Director, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

In addition, Health Justice CT today launched its online presence on Facebook and Twitter. The program’s Facebook page is and Twitter account is @healthjusticeCT.

“We’re committed to supporting this unique program based on initial research conducted by our partnering agency, the Society for New Communications Research, which suggests there is currently very little online discussion about racial and ethnic health disparities,” commented Patricia Baker, president & CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health). “We are gratified to have thought leaders within the Connecticut community to help us harness the power of social media and ignite a passion for health justice.”

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 program is funded by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) and is being managed by the foundation’s grantee, the Society for New Communications Research, in conjunction with communications agency CRT/tanaka. To join the conversation, find us on Facebook at and Twitter (@healthjusticeCT).


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