The Mask Matters Project is a collaboration between Hartford Knights, Hartford Health Initiative, and Compass Youth Collaborative. We aim to distribute 10,000 reusable masks to students in Hartford Public Schools as well as through the Compass Peacebuilders program. Each student will receive five masks as well as COVID-19 health information and resources.  Click here to learn more

Hartford Health Initiative in collaboration with the Department of Public Health Sciences of the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine and CTdata Collaborative, conducted a COVID-19 survey with Black women in the Greater Hartford area from August 2020- September 2020. Click here to learn more

Hartford Health Initiative is creating awareness about steps residents can take to stay involved in the democratic process and contribute to the development of their neighborhood. Below is our Civic Engagement Booklet, a resources to direct residents to their elected officials and other governance bodies to share community concerns. Click here to learn more

Hartford Health Initiative is currently conducting focus groups with youth of color ages 15-24 years pertaining to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Black and brown youth in this age range are disproportionately affected by STI infections, specifically Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. For more information, click here.

“Your zip code shouldn't dictate your health”

Hartford Health Initiative believes that where you live should not be a predictor of your health outcomes and life expectancy. In the state of CT, people living within blocks of one another could have vastly different life expectancy due to the zipcode in which they live.

To explore how life expectancy in your neighborhood compares with other towns, the state, and the country click here

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