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 […]
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 […]
Listen to a discussion on how to address health disparities for Boys and Men of Color. Dr. Powell is interviewed about the CT Report Card on Health Equity among Boys and Men of Color.
Drs. Victor Villagra and Emil Coman of HDI, along with several contributors, published a research article entitled, “Reduced Cost Of Specialty Care Using Electronic Consultations For Medicaid Patients.” This article presents an analysis on the impact of eConsults on costs for four specialties: dermatology, endocrinology, orthopedics, and gastroenterology.
Watch NBC CT’s segment featuring HDI
The APA Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men has released a report highlighting that racial/ethnic and sexual minority males are among the unhealthiest people in America. This is partly due to the systemic oppression and discrimination they face. The group suggests a range of solutions to health eliminate these inequities. This working group […]
Denise Smith, will be one of the judges in the upcoming Hackathon in Hartford. Upward is hosting a Hackathon that enables Hartford’s best thinkers to come together in an effort to build a model to identify, refer, and treat young bystanders to gun violence and allow them to lead healthy and productive lives. See what […]
Dr. Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., and the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) team announce the launch of several arts-based initiatives to advance health equity in CT. These events will begin in June, during National Men’s Health Month, and will focus initially on visualizing health equity for Boys and Men of Color. Register for the Upcoming Events […]
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has appointed Dr. Wizdom Powell to the National Advisory Committee for their Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program. Read more below: National Honors for UConn Health
The Connecticut Health Foundation and the Health Disparities Institute at UConn Health have published two policy briefs on best practices in connecting clinical care with community organizations: Key Elements for Advancing Clinical-Community Integration, written by Health Disparities Institute Director Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., M.P.H., provides an overview of the work and recommendations for designing effective models. […]