Print letters to sign and mail to your elected officials!
Print Handouts to distribute locally
As a hint on the brochure, you will notice a faint line at the top of the inside page between the “Emergency” and “Community concerns” sections. If you fold the right side of the paper to meet that line, then fold the left side over it, everything comes out as it should.
Prepare for the Public Hearing
The Department of Public Health, Office of Health Strategy, is considering DKH-Covenant's application for a Certiicate of Need. Sometime in the next few months it will call a public hearing to allow the community to voice its objections or support for the acquisition. The hearing will likely be held via Zoom, and individuals will have 3 minutes to state their positions. We welcome and encourage your input. Encourage your family, friends and neighbors to testify.
Some ideas for testifying:
tell your story about the challenges of accessing primary care in NE CT for yourself and your family
if you are person on Medicaid (Husky) would you be able to find reproductive healthcare outside our region? What would it take to find a provider and transportation there?
do you know someone who has been denied care in a hospital bound by the Ethical and Religious Directives? Someone who was not provided with gender-affirming medical or behavioral healthcare? Someone who was refused a tubal ligation or vasectomy? Someone who was required to accept artificial nutrition in dying although having requested it not be provided? Tell their story.
what if your primary provider could not refer you for reproductive health services? Where would you go?
why does it matter to you that DKH remains owned, operated and guided by members of our community?
Tell us more ideas and we will share them!