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HDI is participating in #UConnGives! All Paws In!

By Joslyn | April 30, 2021

Mark your calendar for #UConnGives on March 23-24 and team up with the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) in gearing up for the #BMOCSummit. What is the #BMOCSummit? Held during Men’s Health Month in June, the community-centered, virtual State of Health Equity among Boys & Men of Color Summit & Ideas Lab will propel research, practice, and policy […]

Advancing Public Health Policies for Radical Healing

By Joslyn | April 30, 2021

Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) is excavating and exposing bones buried in basements of America’s health systems and public health infrastructures. Radical healing is the antidote to racial injustice. It is the medicine that promotes wellness in the face of identity-based “wounds.” These wounds include those sustained by racist policies and practices, including exclusion from citizenship and the […]

Save the Date BMOC Summit 2021

By Joslyn | April 30, 2021

Mark your calendars, write it down, or add to your mobile wallpaper! The State of Health Equity among Boys & Men of Color Summit will be held on June 8th – June 10th. Details for registration out soon! You are the change!  *The 2.5 day summit is created WITH boys and men of color and in […]


By Brian A Kelleher | October 23, 2020 In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been anything but business as usual. Our team at UConn HDI has gone to extraordinary lengths to serve our institution and our communities during these times of grieving, pain, loss, and uncertainty. The COVID-19 response activities we enacted and collaborated with stakeholders build on our […]

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19: Priorities for Action

By Brian A Kelleher | June 19, 2020

Partners and UConn HDI release Priorities for Action_Racial Ethnic Disparities in COVID 19 report. These priorities are set forth by multi-sector organizations currently delivering urgently needed social, economic, spiritual support and health services to people of color. These short, mid, and long-term priorities for action are aimed at reducing racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 across Connecticut. […]

SAVE THE DATE – HDI June 2021 Summit

By Brian A Kelleher | March 18, 2020

Update: Postponing the State of Health Equity among Boys and Men of Color Summit to June 2021 Dear partners and supporters of the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI), We regret to inform you that our Planning Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 State of Health Equity among Boys and Men of […]

UConn HDI Intern Spotlight: Tarik

By Brian A Kelleher | February 18, 2020

UConn HDI shines because of the excellence that incoming interns bring. Some of our interns even stay for years while some interns gain experience for are short-term. Every single person creates objectives, withstanding projects, and contributes to UConn HDI’s initiatives and mission in a valuable way. Meet Tarik!    

New Research Publication Alert Led by Dr. Wizdom Powell

By Brian A Kelleher | August 7, 2019

New Publication led by UConn HDI Director, Dr. Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., MPH, with Jennifer Richmond, MSPH, Dinushika Mohottige, Ph.D., Irene Yen, Ph.D., Allison Joslyn, MA, and Giselle Corbie-Smith, Ph.D.! Read the full research article, “Medical Mistrust, Racism, and Delays in Preventative Health Screening Among African-American Men” in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine Special Issue. Highlighted […]

Dr. Wizdom Powell Essay Published in KIDS COUNT and CT Mirror

By Brian A Kelleher | April 10, 2019

As part of the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Taking Stock Considering the Future of Child Well Being and Family Opportunity in Connecticut, Dr. Wizdom Powell writes an essay on the importance of addressing childhood health disparities and centering on trauma-informed care among racial/ethnic minority populations in CT. Today, her essay was published in the […]

HDI Announces Its 2nd Annual Visualizing Health Equity Art Contest

By Brian A Kelleher | April 2, 2019

This year’s contest theme will focus on “Hope & Opportunities.” Artists can choose to focus on specific populations, such as boys and men of color, women and girls of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, homeless population, LGBTQ+, and more. Entry Deadline: May 15, 2019 Open To Connecticut Residents Age 10 and […]