Equity and Inclusion

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Comcast's Internet Essentials Program Connected More Than 450,000 Families, Benefitting 1.8 Million Low-Income Americans

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Comcast today announced that since August 2011, its nationally acclaimed broadband adoption program, Internet Essentials, has connected more than 450,000 families, or 1.8 million low-income Americans, to the power of the Internet at home. To put that in perspective, 1.8 million is larger than the populations of 96 of America’s 100 largest cities as well as 12 states and the District of Columbia. What’s more, the six-month period from September 2014 through February 2015 was the most successful period in the program’s history, with nearly 90,000 new Internet Essentials enrollments.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Health department opens equity office

HARTFORD, CT -- In this article about the Connecticut Department of Public Health launch of the Office of Health Equity to eliminate health disparities, Elizabeth Krause, vice president of policy and communications for the Connecticut Health Foundation, applauded the creation of the new office and is quoted.

Monday, June 9, 2014
Cabán Named Chair of Latino Endowment Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

HARTFORD, CT -- Former executive director of the Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA) and longtime community activist, Luis Cabán, has been named chair of the steering committee for the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation serving the 29-town Greater Hartford region.