Connecticut State Ambassador
What's Happening Now?
Are you looking to participate in a race this fall? If so, we’d love for you to join our Running for Rare Hartford Team! Applications are now open for the Hartford Half & Full Marathons. We’ve also added the Hartford Charity 5K for those of you looking for a shorter distance.
To apply visit: rarediseases.org/runningteam
We hope to see you in Hartford!
Would you like to volunteer to assist in hosting a local community awareness event? Do you have an opportunity for Connecticut’s Rare Action Network to attend your event? Contact your State Ambassador today and learn more. Please check back regularly for news of upcoming events and activities in Connecticut.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders hosted a Rare Action Network Advocacy Workshop on April 23 in Hartford, Connecticut. This was a free meeting that gave attendees the opportunity to connect, learn, and share with other patient organization leaders and advocates. There was also an opportunity for attendees to accompany a group of advocates to the state capitol for legislative visits on April 24.
Connecticut needs your help!
Utilize these Rare Action resources to put rare diseases on the map in your state. If you need further assistance or have additional questions on how to take action in Connecticut, please contact your State Ambassador, Lesley Bennett.
State Report Card
In this third edition of NORD’s State Policy Report Card we are seeking to expand our analysis to more issues that affect the rare disease community while also providing a more targeted analysis of policies analyzed in previous editions of the report.
Scoring for State Policies
A: State policy meets all desired standards. An A grade is considered the model policy that other states should seek to enact.
B: State policy meets most, but not all desired standards
C: State policy on the given issue meets minimum standards
D: State has some policy in place, but it does not meet the standards of higher tiers
F: State has no policy provision for the relevant issue
Katharine Wade, Commissioner
Connecticut Insurance Department
PO Box 816
Hartford, Connecticut 06142-0816
Email for Assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
State Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program
Victoria Veltri, Healthcare Advocate
Office of the Healthcare Advocate
Consumer Assistance Program Email:
Healthcare.email@example.com or Victoria.Veltri@CT.Gov
Marketplace Structure: State
Access Health CT
280 Trumbull Street, 15th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Marketplace Contact: Questions@AccessHealthCT.com