Community input sought in New Haven diversion program
Nearly a year after the city implemented its harm reduction program, LEAD, it’s reaching out to involve the community in the effort. Sophie Wheelock, a master's of public health candidate t at the Yale School of Public Health worked on a report presented to the community in September.Source: Chron
DeLauro urges students to back health care
In the wake of renewed Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-New Haven, delivered an impassioned speech Monday night at the Yale School of Public Health on the future of national health care reform.Source: Yale Daily News
Study identifies potential health care ‘double jeopardy’ for minority patients
A new study sheds light on the depth of health care disparities faced by minority populations in the United States. The findings suggest a possible “double jeopardy” for black and Hispanic patients: Not only has it been shown that members of minority groups receive less high-quality, effective care than their peers, they may also be at risk of receiving more low-value, ineffective care.
From Yale School of Medicine: New ways to help people avoid opioid overdose and beat addiction
Yale School of Medicine researchers and clinicians are pursuing innovations that could both improve treatment of opioid addiction and introduce new painkillers that are effective yet not addictive.Source: Yale Medicine
Yale launches new health policy center with look at ACA’s impact in Connecticut
On Sept. 27, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale and the Office of Senator Chris Murphy will host “Ready to Launch: The Affordable Care Act and US Health Policy.” The program is designed to unpack the policy contents of the Affordable Care Act by identifying what the law means for Connecticut residents and examining what’s next.
Stress and Resilience Town Halls Are Being Offered
The Yale Department of Psychiatry continues to offer virtual “Stress and Resilience Town Halls” over Zoom that are open to all faculty, residents, and staff at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Virtual meetings will run for up to an hour. Individuals can attend as frequently as they like.
Yale School of Medicine and FDA’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Diversity Day: "Patient Centered Approach to Care and Research" on Feb. 28
The Innovation and Diversity Summit will focus on raising awareness about the need for minorities and subpopulation participation in clinical trials; patient-centered approaches to care and research; and the role of technology in both areas.
Bidding up Donations for People in Need
Since 1993, the auction has provided grants to New Haven organizations that address issues of food and housing insecurity in New Haven. Ali Elreichouni, a second-year student and one of the auction’s organizers, estimated that this year’s auction raised about $13,500.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Newest Traffic Changes Related to Downtown Crossing Construction in New Haven
As progress on Phase 2 of Downtown Crossing continues, the City of New Haven is announcing traffic pattern changes that will have minor impacts for commuters who enter or exit the downtown New Haven area through the former Route 34 corridor. While minor, these impacts will be the most significant since Phase 2 construction began in the spring.Source: Downtown Crossing New Haven
Come to the 2019 Hunger and Homelessness Auction on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Donations Are Still Being Accepted.
The 27th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Café Med, Harkness Hall, 367 Cedar Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Donations are being accepted.
YSM Faculty Help Make New Haven Restaurant Week More Accessible to Older Adults
Barry Wu, MD, professor of clinical medicine (Geriatrics), looks forward to New Haven Restaurant Week (NHRW) twice a year, when around thirty local restaurants have special lunch and dinner prix fixe menus, to encourage people to enjoy the city’s local restaurants. Over the summer, Wu and Richard Marottoli, MD, MPH, professor of medicine (Geriatrics), began to consider if there was a way to enable more older adults in the New Haven area, particularly ones with limitations, to enjoy NHRW.
HAVEN Free Clinic Run/Walk Raises Funds and Builds Community
HAVEN Free Clinic volunteers and patients usually are at 800 Howard Avenue in New Haven on Saturdays, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. But on Sunday morning, October 6, members of the HAVEN community and their supporters gathered in New Haven’s Edgewood Park. The reason: the sixth annual ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk, which raises about 70% percent of the clinic’s yearly budget. To date, $35,000 has been raised, significantly surpassing the goal of $25,000.