Drs. Wu and Ruano represented The Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering at the 2019 Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Connecticut Health Equity Conference held in the Massey Auditorium at UConn Health. With over 150 attendees, Dr. Wu and Dr. Ruano discussed “The JUMP Program for Moving the Community to Healthier Lifestyles.” Furthermore, Dr. Ruano addressed the impact of genetics on resilience genes and Dr. Wu discussed the importance of how increasing daily physical activity can lead to significant health benefits. Among the group of presenters, were four other industry experts that brought light to the following topics:
- Creating Access to Care for Migrant Farm Worker Populations
- Addressing Health Disparities for People Living with Mental Health Conditions
- What Does Health Insurance Have To Do With It?
The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.