Local Health Justice

The GHJP works on health justice not only globally but also locally, here in New Haven and Connecticut. Health inequity is a deeply rooted problem here, as it is across the United States, visible in everything from asthma rates, to violence risk, to healthcare access. Because health status tracks other forms of exclusion and privilege, we see work to improve health in marginalized communities as both a good in its own right, and as a means to build power that can have democratizing structural effects, with impacts that redound beyond health. We seek to leverage our influence and resources in support of community interests and local movements, and build and sustain mutually-beneficial collaborations across academic, activist, and community structures to advance rights and social change in greater New Haven and surrounding areas.