Community Impact

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UConn Partnership with East Hartford Public Schools Celebrates First Year

UConn WSCC team marks productive year of improving health and well-being of school children with CDC visit

UConn Health Leaders Win National Award

National Innovation Award Goes to UConn Health Leaders Program

UConn Health Leaders (UCHL) is the proud national winner of the Quality and Practice Innovation Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM).

Governor Launches Student Loan Repayment Program for Healthcare Providers

On May 20 Governor Ned Lamont announced that his administration is launching a new state program to address the healthcare workforce shortage in Connecticut’s health professional shortage areas.

Black bear in Connecticut. (Tracy Rittenhouse/UConn Photo)

UConn Lab Sequences Rabies in Black Bear

The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL) published findings after they sequenced the entire genome of the virus and compared it with existing rabies sequences from other animals

‘Doctors Academy’ at UConn Health Graduates High School Seniors

Connecticut High School Seniors graduated on May 15 from the Health Career Opportunity Programs

Sydney Seldon loads a donated TV into a truck

Revived Give and Go Program Helps People and Planet

UConn community diverts over 8,000 pounds of donations to local aid organizations during move out.

A parent and two young children sit together on a couch.

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Awards $10 Million to HDFS Project

UConn researchers and CT OEC launch the ‘CT Early Years’ program to support families of infants and toddlers

A colorful and healthy assortment of fruits and vegetables arranged in the shape of a heart

Delicious Medicine: UConn Extension and Danbury’s Food Farmacy

UConn Extension nutrition experts are helping hundreds of shoppers use food as medicine and learn about healthy cooking

Dr. Linda Sprague Martinez

Health Disparities Institute Leader on a Community Mission to Make Change

In this Q & A article Dr. Linda Sprague Martinez shares how much more we still have to learn from our community members to address pressing public health issues like health inequity.

Connecticut’s Only Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Center Launches

New, collaborative PCD Center at Connecticut Children’s and UConn Health is advancing diagnosis and treatment for children and adults with the rare genetic condition.