Analysis: How Brain Shortcuts Undermine Policymaking

By Ellen Andrews | April 29, 2023

Thinking is hard work. Adult brains are only 2% of our body weight, but they use 20% of our body’s…

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Updated Advocacy Toolbox: How to make a difference, where to start, and how to get there

By Ellen Andrews | January 3, 2023

Just in time for the legislative session starting today, we’ve updated our CT Health Policy Advocacy Toolbox to help with…

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Book Club — The Data Detective

By Ellen Andrews | December 21, 2022

The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics follows on the Book Club’s obsession with statistics and…

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Analysis: New study finds 1 in 5 households has medical debt that averages $21,687

By Ellen Andrews | October 7, 2022

Having health insurance is no longer the protection it used to be. A pair of new studies shine a bright…

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Book Club: Making Numbers Count

By Ellen Andrews | September 12, 2022

If your job is to communicate policy and make sense of it, you need Making Numbers Count – The Art…

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CT NJ Op-Ed: We need better, smarter solutions

By Ellen Andrews | July 14, 2022

There’s a lot of news about the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion and the latest mass shootings. Efforts to preserve…

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Yale BIPOC disability group seeking members with lived experience

By Ellen Andrews | July 12, 2022

The Disability Lived Experience Action Network, D-LEAN, is seeking people who identify as BIPOC with disabilities – mental, intellectual, or…

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Book Club — Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement

By Ellen Andrews | June 29, 2022

Noise – A Flaw in Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, and Cass Sunstein, is long, so it sat…

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CT hospitals losing ground on social responsibility

By Ellen Andrews | June 28, 2022

Eight Connecticut hospitals received A grades this year for social responsibility from the Lown Institute, down from twelve last year.…

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