Ledge Light Health District again has a change at winning funding toward improving health in southeastern Connecticut, but needs your votes.
The organization is one of five finalists in the Health Justice CT Challenge. The challenge seeks ideas on achieving the goal of improving the health of Connecticut residents regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or other factors. Judges evaluate several criteria in determining which idea should be supported with $10,000.
Ledge Light Health District is proposing "We Are One Voice," which says women of color in southeastern Connecticut suffer from cardiovascular health problems at a disproporionate rate.
The program looks to use social media to enhance discussion of the issue and would "equip women of color to use social media to share information and lead conversations on cardiovascular disease and to promote optimal heart health."
Residents may support this proposal by voting on this site. Voing closes at 11:59 p.m. tonight.
The other finalists are the Connecticut Commission for Health Equity, Eastern Connecticut Area Health Education, Hartford Food System Inc., and Slow Food Shoreline.
Ledge Light Health District was also a finalist in last year's challenge with a proposal to put the funding toward defibrillators and CPR courses for the Thames River Apartments.