Universal Health Care Foundation of CT, Inc.

  • CT

Website

http://www.universalhealthct.org/

Address

290 Pratt Street
Meriden
CT
06450
United States

About Us

CONNECTICUT HEALTH ADVANCEMENT AND RESEARCH TRUST UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION OF CONNECTICUT

2008-2012

“OF ALL THE FORMS OF INEQUALITY, INJUSTICE IN HEALTH CARE IS THE MOST SHOCKING AND INHUMANE.” REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

OUR MISSION IS TO BE A CATALYST THAT ENGAGES PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES IN SHAPING A DEMOCRATIC HEALTH SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE AND PROMOTES HEALTH IN CONNECTICUT. WE BELIEVE THAT HEALTH CARE IS A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT AND THAT OUR WORK IS PART OF A BROADER MOVEMENT FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE.

OUR VISION FOR 2014 IS THAT PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES OF CONNECTICUT ENJOY BETTER HEALTH BECAUSE THEY HAVE A HEALTH SYSTEM THAT IS PART OF A JUST SOCIETY: IT IS DEMOCRATICALLY CONTROLLED, PROVIDES UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE, PROMOTES PREVENTION AND THE HEALTH OF ALL PEOPLE, AND IS DRIVEN BY THE COMMON GOOD AND NOT BY PROFIT. THE HEALTH SECTOR IS A GOOD PLACE TO WORK: HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND PROVIDER INSTITUTIONS ARE VALUED FOR THE WORK THEY DO IN IMPROVING THE HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES OF CONNECTICUT, AND THEIR WORKFORCE REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE AND CULTURES THEY SERVE.

OUR VALUES CHART AND UHCF STAND FOR AND WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR THE FOLLOWING BELIEFS AND VALUES:

• QUALITY HEALTH CARE IS NOT A PRIVILEGE BUT A RIGHT THAT BELONGS TO EVERY MEMBER OF A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY:

• BELIEF IN PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AND THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE:

• INCLUSION:

• INEQUALITY AND PATTERNS OF POOR HEALTH ARE FAILURES OF THE SYSTEMS WE AS A SOCIETY CREATE, NOT OF INDIVIDUALS POORLY SERVED BY THOSE SYSTEMS:

• GOVERNMENT, COMMUNITY, AND INDIVIDUALS EACH HAVE CRUCIAL ROLES TO PLAY TO ACHIEVE THE COMMON GOOD.

• A FUNDAMENTAL ROLE OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT IS TO ENSURE PEOPLE’S BASIC RIGHTS, INCLUDING QUALITY HEALTH CARE THAT DOESN’T JUST TREAT THE SICK, BUT FOCUSES ON PREVENTION TO STRENGTHEN THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE, COMMUNITIES, AND THE SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM:

• WE VALUE ENGAGING THE BROADEST BASE OF PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS CONNECTICUT IN OUR WORK AND RECOGNIZE THAT WE CAN ONLY MOVE FORWARD AS PART OF A MOVEMENT FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE:

• LEADERSHIP


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