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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 […]

WNPR Discusses Health Disparities for Boys and Men of Color

By Brian A Kelleher | January 23, 2019

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.  

Reduced Cost of Specialty Care Using eConsults for Medicaid Patients

By Brian A Kelleher | December 17, 2018

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.


By Brian A Kelleher | September 12, 2018

Watch NBC CT’s segment featuring HDI

APA Report on Health Disparities in Boys and Men

By Brian A Kelleher | June 20, 2018

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 […]

HDI’s Denise Smith to Serve as Judge in Hartford’s Hackathon

By Brian A Kelleher | June 19, 2018

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 […]

HDI Initiatives to Advance Health Equity Among Boys and Men of Color

By Brian A Kelleher | May 11, 2018

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 […]

Dr. Powell Appointed to the RWJ National Advisory Committee

By Brian A Kelleher | May 3, 2018

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

New Policy Briefs on Connecting Clinical Care with Community Organizations

By Brian A Kelleher | May 2, 2018

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. […]