Community Impact

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Breaking Down Barriers for Those Living With HIV

UConn Health’s Ryan White Program offers treatment adherence and supportive resources

A group of seven people uses garden tools to make a clearing for rain garden installation on school grounds.

Extension Educators Launch School-Based Green Infrastructure Initiative

Supported by a $100,000 grant from the EPA, the program will partner with two CT school districts and three sustainable development organizations to bring hands-on projects to students and teachers

Two young women of color look at a smart phone while sitting together in a park.

Study Finds Young Women of Color in Hartford Use Social Media to Navigate Relationships and Meet Developmental Needs

'Social media allows girls to connect with their peers and friends, to nurture and observe the growth of these relationships, and to work out issues in those relationships'

Julia Levin, is a second-year medical student and new award recipient of the Primary Care Incentive and Scholarship Program at UConn School of Medicine. Her giving back to her Connecticut community has even included the public service of going door-to-door in Hartford to give COVID-19 vaccinations.

UConn Making Future Careers in Primary Care Possible

This Thanksgiving UConn-trained future primary care physicians are sharing their gratitude for the Primary Care Incentive and Scholarship Program. "This program is the ultimate way for UConn and our medical trainees to give back to Connecticut,” shares Dr. Anton M. Alerte, associate dean for primary care at UConn School of Medicine.

At right, Christian Heiden '20 (CAHNR), founder of Levo International, leads a tour of the micro-farm his startup built on Garden Street in Hartford's North End.

UConn Alum Fighting Food Insecurity in Hartford, One Micro-Farm at a Time

'There’s a lot of food in this neighborhood, but there’s not a lot of food that looks like this'

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Solar Signs Call out Campus Crosswalks at UConn Health

New signs enhance safety with added benefit of improving sustainability


UConn Land Use Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Evolving Needs

As populations increase and tensions persist between development and the environment, programs offered through UConn's Land Use Academy are more important than ever

After the EPA released its exciting testing results about the power of D-I-Y air filters, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz took a celebratory photo with 5th graders at Macdonough Elementary School in Middletown, Conn. along with State Sen. Matt Lesser, and researchers from the EPA and UConn's Indoor Air Quality Initiative.

EPA Testing Shows the Power of DIY Air Filters to Trap Viruses

The results are in: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research testing of do-it-yourself ‘Corsi-Rosenthal Box’ indoor air filters shows they are 99% effective in removing airborne virus. The 'Owl Force One' device tested by the EPA was built by UConn Indoor Air Quality Initiative researchers with Middletown, Connecticut public school children.

Mixed plants in a front garden in August. Annuals such as Rudbeckia, Petunia, Cosmos and Lobelia with foliage plants such as Hakonechloa.

Ask UConn Extension: Fall Garden Care Means a More Bountiful Season Next Year

The growing season is winding down, but now is the time to set up next spring’s garden for success

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Bringing Parkinson’s Information, Interventions to CT’s Hispanic Communities

Colón-Semenza, collaborators, and students are working to improve access to culturally and linguistically tailored health information to this underserved population