Beyond the Farmington campus, UConn Health is actively engaged in many initiatives to improve the lives of Connecticut citizens. This includes countless hours of volunteer work donated by our students and faculty every year to provide hands-on care and medical and dental screenings at homeless shelters and clinics in underserved areas, including a migrant farm workers clinic, services at Hartford’s South Park Inn Medical Clinic that was founded by UConn students, and much more.
Of note, UConn Health is among the top five hospitals in the state in providing inpatient care to Medicaid patients and the largest single provider of dental services to Medicaid clients.
In the years ahead, UConn Health’s community connections will strengthen through the work of the many projects connected with Bioscience Connecticut that will address far reaching issues such as health disparities and shortages of nurses and primary care physicians.
UConn Health also offers a range of free educational programs for the community designed to educate and increase public awareness of wellness and disease prevention.