Yesterday the Institute of Medicine held a compelling workshop, “Achieving Health Equity via the Affordable Care Act: Promises, Provisions, and Making Reform a Reality for Diverse Patients”, at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. The conference, sponsored by the CT Health Foundation, featured the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Congressman Larson as well as experts from CT and other states. Speakers focused on tools and opportunities in the ACA and how they can be used to foster equity in access to quality health care. Areas of focus included coverage expansions, patient-centered medical homes, public/private partnerships, the safety net, and consumer engagement. Lots of inspiration and momentum.