American Cancer Society Grant Funds Breast Cancer Screening and Education at Charter Oak!

This week we sat down with Gloria Jones, the Interim Chief Nursing Officer At Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford. Jones spoke about the recent announcement that the American Cancer Society would be continuing its $50,000 grant at the health center. The grant has allowed Charter Oak to build a robust program that ensures health center patients have access to breast screenings, health education, and follow up care. Watch the video below to hear more about the grant and how it’s used at Charter Oak!

Get Centered Visits the School Based Health Center at Newtown Middle School!

Last week Get Centered traveled to Newtown Middle School where the Connecticut Institute For Communities (CIFC) opened a School Based Health Center (SBHC) in February of this year. The health center is located within the school and provides easy access to behavioral health and primary care services. Watch the video below for a look at Newtown’s SBHC, and to hear from their staff!

CHCACT and Generations On the Air With WILI Radio

On Friday, May 29, CHCACT’s Director of Government Affairs / Media Relations, Deb Polun, and Generations Family Health Center community outreach educator, Matilde Casoni, were interviewed by Dennis O’Brien of WILI Radio.

The interview covered a lot of ground, from specific information about Generations to a discussion of the Affordable Care Act and its impact in the state. Click below to listen to the complete interview!

WIC at Optimus Health Care

Get Centered recently traveled down to Bridgeport where we visited the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) office for Optimus Health Care. The office serves women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or non-breastfeeding postpartum, infants under one year of age and children between the ages of one and five “who demonstrate a medical or nutrition risk.” We spoke with the WIC program coordinator, staff nutritionists, and breastfeeding specialists. Watch the video below for a look at the office and to hear from some of the staff!

Click here for more information on WIC including office locations!

Community Roundtable at UCFS!

On Wednesday, May 6, UCFS hosted a roundtable discussion with Michelle Greenhalgh and Ayanti Grant from the office of U.S. Representative Joe Courtney. Various community partners were also in attendance to discuss the challenges, and progress, in healthcare in eastern Connecticut. Watch the video below to hear highlights from the conversation!