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NEW HIL Survey Report Brief – Volume 1

By Brian A Kelleher | April 5, 2017

A brief summarizing results of a 2016 study of health insurance literacy in Connecticut is now available. This research, led by Dr. Victor Villagra, Associate Director of the UConn Health Disparities Institute, is the first study to measure health insurance literacy among Connecticut adults enrolled in private health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. […]

Equal Coverage to Care Coalition Retreat

By Brian A Kelleher | December 16, 2016

On Monday, December 5, HDI hosted the first Equal Coverage to Care Coalition retreat in downtown Hartford. This daylong meeting brought together community based organizations, state agencies, foundations, and insurers to discuss the changing health reform landscape and the three focus areas for statewide coalition work: Health Insurance Literacy Health System Navigation Health Insurance Simplification […]

UConn Health Journal: Fighting for Equity

By Brian A Kelleher | August 22, 2016

A recent article in the UConn Health Journal discusses the complexities of health insurance literacy and how HDI plans to get involved.  

Barriers to Health Equity Symposium

By Brian A Kelleher | August 2, 2016

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), with the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) as a co-sponsor, hosted a health symposium – Barriers to Health Equality on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Aubri Drake, from HDI, was a featured speaker. The recording of the symposium can be viewed through CT-N.

Dr. Coman Presented at the 2016 Trust and Influence Program Review

By Brian A Kelleher | June 7, 2016

Dr. Coman presented research, along with the PI Dr. Mohammad Khan (from UConn, Storrs) and the emotions expert Dr. Ross Buck, at the 2016 Trust and Influence Program Review, in Washington, D.C., on June 15, 2016.

UConn Health Disparities Institute and TRIPP Center Join

By Brian A Kelleher | May 12, 2016

The TRIPP Center was redesigned to have an exclusive focus on the Bioscience Connecticut legislative mandate. Read more >

Modern Modeling Methods Conference

By Brian A Kelleher | May 11, 2016

May 25, 2016 Dr. Coman presented on current research in two sessions of the Modern Modeling Methods Conference, in Storrs, CT (Wednesday, May 25, see schedule).

14th Annual Training Institute

By Brian A Kelleher | May 10, 2016

A team of researchers from HDI presented at the 14th Annual Training Institute on May 12.

Diversity and Health Equity Course

By Brian A Kelleher | May 9, 2016

Drs. Fifield, Villagra and Coman have been guest lectures in a new course taught by Dr. Helen Wu.

Health Insurance Literacy Symposium in the News

By Brian A Kelleher | December 2, 2015

Thank you to the Connecticut Health Foundation for sponsoring a successful symposium. The cross-sectoral audience was primarily comprised of state public officials, business leaders, funders, community based organizations, researchers, and health equity and policy advocates.