ALICE Virtual Town Hall Series

 

2020 ALICE Report: A Study of Financial Hardship
In September 2020, Connecticut United Ways released the fourth edition of the ALICE Report, a study on financial hardship.

The new report concludes that before the onset of the pandemic, 38% of Connecticut’s households lacked the income to pay for necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation. United Way calls these households ALICE®, an acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

 

The report further demonstrates the now exacerbated economic vulnerability of many Connecticut residents, who, in addition to dealing with longstanding financial challenges, are now also struggling with furloughs, job losses and an inability to pay bills and provide for their families.

The conversation doesn't end here.

Let's Talk About It: ALICE Town Hall Series
Connecticut United Ways are coming together for a four-part virtual Town Hall series revealing major trends in the 2020 ALICE Report.

 

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Workforce issues and changes, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and what does the future hold?

 

ALICE Town Hall on May 19

 

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2020-21 Virtual Town Hall Sessions

Access to Health Care, Affordability and Equity

On March 25, 2021, we hosted our thirdTown Hall in our four-part series focusing on Access to Health Care, Affordability and Equity, a topic that we could likely have spent this whole series breaking down and exploring!

Moderator

  • Rafael Perez-Escamilla, PhD, Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Director, Office of Public Health Practice; Director, Global Health Concentration, Yale New Haven Health

Panelists

  • Setu Vora, MD, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation; Strategic and tactical leadership in medicine, healthcare quality, safety, population health management, digital health, value based insurance design, TPA, PBM, health communication, employee health, culture building
  • Karen Siegel, MPH, Director of Policy, Health Equity Solutions
     

Recording
Courtesy of our colleagues at United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

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Affordable Housing and Homelessness

 

On January 19, 2021, we hosted our second Town Hall in our four-part series focusing on Affordable Housing and Homelessness, a topic many Connecticut residents can relate to in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderator

  • Kiley Gosselin, Partnership for Strong Communities
     

Panelists

  • Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno, Connecticut State Department of Housin
  • Dr. Vanessa Liles, PT Partners/PT Power

Recording
Courtesy of our colleagues at United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

 

Access to Child Care and Out-of-School Care

 

Access to Child Care and Out-of-School Care, a topic many parents, educators and caretakers can relate to, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The live event was held Nov. 19, 2020, 5:30 pm.

Moderator

  • Melissa Stanley, Boys & Girls Club in Stamford and ALICE Advisory Board Member

Panelists

  • Commissioner Beth Bye, Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Education
  • Emily Byrne, Voices for Children
  • Kimberly Martini-Carvell, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Recording
Courtesy of our colleagues at United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

 

About Connecticut United Ways
Connecticut United Ways advance the common good by creating opportunities for all, with a particular focus on education, income/financial security, health, and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. We engage people and organizations throughout our communities who bring passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done, and we invite everyone to be part of the change.