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Become a Health Equity Fellow for A Youth Summer Program!

By Matthew Chen | May 1, 2024

INTERESTED IN BEING A HEALTH EQUITY FELLOW FOR A YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAM? As a Health Equity Fellow, you’ll mentor and train rising 9th graders to conduct health equity research, explore the impacts of racism on health, and foster community action through fun learning experiences like photography and storytelling. Make a positive impact in a new […]

Be a Champion for Health Equity: UConn Health Gives 2024

By Matthew Chen | April 16, 2024

As part of UConn Gives 2024, we are thrilled to highlight the impactful work of the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) and their Health Equity Scholars Program. This program is not just about research; it’s about empowering young individuals to become leaders in health equity and community service. The Health Equity Scholars Program takes a […]

Health Equity Week 2024

By Matthew Chen | March 18, 2024

Join the UConn Health Disparities Institute and Health Equity Solutions for the 2024 Health Equity Week themed around ‘AFFORDING EQUITY’. Health Equity Week is a week-long annual campaign created to bring awareness and start conversations on advancing health equity throughout the state of Connecticut. Let’s break down the financial barriers to health equity! Join us […]

Paid Opportunity: Community Research Advisor / Oportunidad remunerada: Asesor de investigación comunitaria

By Matthew Chen | March 12, 2024

The UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) was contracted by the CT Commission on Racial Equity in Public Health to conduct a community-based participatory research (CBPR) and planning process. We are recruiting a team of community research advisors who will be trained in CBPR and work with HDI researchers to carry out a statewide racial equity […]

Advancing Health Equity in Boys and Men of Color Fund

By Joslyn | March 18, 2022

The Health Disparities Institute is taking part in #UConnGives Affiliates, alliances, friends, you know that the UConn HDI is a recognized force multiplier for the advancement of health equity among boys and men of color (BMOC). BMOC are essential to sustaining innovation and economic vitality in Connecticut and around our nation. Yet, we often lose […]

Announcement: New Policy Brief

By Joslyn | October 21, 2021

The onset of COVID-19 resulted in unprecedented changes in the preferred modality of health services delivery. Safety concerns regarding in-person visits and risk of COVID-19 transmission led policymakers to fully embrace telehealth for clinical care delivery. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implemented a number of COVID-19 flexibilities and waivers to make telehealth visits […]

Save the Date BMOC Summit 2021

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 […]