The UConn Health Disparities Institute’s Data Walk & Town Hall seeks to foster interactions among stakeholders from different sectors to explore and determine actionable steps toward moving the needle on achieving health equity among boys and men of color(BMOC). BMOC have considerable untapped potential for contributing to economic growth, vitality, competitiveness, and social innovations in Connecticut and throughout our nation. Advancing health equity among BMOC first requires documenting the most disparate health outcomes and the broader social conditions driving them.
Through an interactive and engaging program, participants will be able to:
- Recognize male-role specific barriers and fortify collective action unique to males from underserved populations groups; and
- Leverage statewide and local strategic planning initiatives aimed at reducing health disparities, improving healthcare quality, and transforming service delivery models for the health and well-being of boys and men, based on the statewide publicly available data from HDI’s CT Report Card on Health Equity among Boys and Men of Color.pdf
- Wizdom Powell, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry UConn Health
- Andrew Woods, MSW, Director of Hartford Communities that Care
- Tekisha Everette, PhD, Executive Director of Health Equity Solutions, Inc.
- Emil Coman, PhD, Biostatician of HD UConn Health