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Look Up and Team Up to Build Health Equity Solutions in Your Communities

The American Heart Association’s June 2018 Northeast Health Equity Consortium brought together medical professionals, public health experts and community leaders to examine health equity in our diverse communities. Nearly 150 people attended from the northeast and across the country. Their commitment to equity in health care was evident by their attendance and enthusiastic participation in the summit. Summit Chair, Marcus [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? NEW ONLINE TOOL TO SHOW U.S. HEALTH DISPARITIES

The Northeast Healthy Equity Consortium unveiled a prototype of its Health Disparities Dashboard at a meeting in Old Saybrook, Conn., on Oct. 18. Developed in a partnership with Velir, a web technology firm based in Somerville, Mass., the dashboard features an online map of the United States that provides a snapshot of health disparities in the country’s 500 largest cities. In [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

NORTHEAST HEALTH EQUITY CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP

Three champions of health equity to co-chair.  New York November 2017 …The Northeast Health Equity Consortium (NHEC), which addresses health inequities and disparities in eight states - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont --has announced the appointment of three new co-chairs for 2017-2018.  Raheem Baraka, ACE-CPT, BCS, founder and executive director of Baraka [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

NORTHEAST HEALTH EQUITY CONSORTIUM CELEBRATES INAUGURAL YEAR AT SUMMIT

Members of the Northeast Health Equity Consortium (NHEC) gathered in New York City in April to celebrate their successful inaugural year and develop a framework for the coming year with a focus on addressing health inequities and disparities in eight states --Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Co-chairs Keith Churchwell, MD, FACC, FAHA, [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

INAUGURAL NORTHEAST HEALTH EQUITY CONSORTIUM FORMULATES PLAN TO ADDRESS HEALTH INEQUITY

ROLES OUT DASHBOARD TRACKING HEALTH DISPARITY IN EIGHT STATES  New York, October 10, 2016 … Members of the Northeast Health Equity Consortium (NHEC) agreed to a strategic plan to address health inequities and disparities in eight states --Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont -- at their inaugural meeting in Old Saybrook, CT on [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

NORTHEAST HEALTH EQUITY CONSORTIUM TO TACKLE HEALTH DISPARITIES THROUGH INNOVATION & COLLABORATION

New York July 28, 2016 - Through the efforts of numerous volunteers and the generous support of the Aetna Foundation, the American Heart Association’s Founders Affiliate has established the Northeast Health Equity Consortium (NHEC). “Tackling health disparities in cardiovascular diseases and challenges related to the social determinants of health require innovative thinking and distinctive approaches,” says Garth Graham, MD, MPH, FACP, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments