Taking it to the Streets

Launched during the pandemic, the Neighborhood Health program sends teams of healthcare workers into underserved communities to bring necessary, life-saving care to the people who need it most.

The program partners with various community organizations such as shelters and churches, and makes appearances at festivals and fairs.

Good neighbor — Nurse practitioner Meghan Garcia provides a blood pressure test at a Neighborhood Health ‘We Got Your Back’ screening event at South Church in Hartford. Photo by Chris Rakoczy.

A glimpse into the program’s work for fiscal year 2023 (October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023)

Information compiled by Melinda Lodge, senior program manager

  • 2,234 Patient visits
    • 1,625 Unique visits
  • 333 Patients new to HHC
    • 72 Locations where care is provided (includes 26 new in FY23 with expansion into Central and Fairfield regions)
  • 739 Patient referrals
    • 533 Non-affiliated providers
    • 206 HHC-affiliated providers
  • 229 Clinics
    • 24 Health fairs
  • 1,299 Screenings
    • 690 Blood pressure
    • 609 Glucose

 

Providing Care — and Coupons Gregory Henderson, screener, and Roslyn Williams, PCT, provided care to visitors to the St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich. Many of the clients at the soup kitchen and food distribution center were given coupons that could be redeemed at the farm stand. Photo by Chris Rakoczy.

1,987 Immunizations

  • 507 COVID-19
  • 376 Shingles
  • 322 Flu

1,451 Point-of-care tests

  • 612 Glucose
  • 214 A1C
  • 185 Cholesterol

Top three chronic disease diagnoses in patients:

  • High blood pressure – 34%
  • High cholesterol – 23%
  • Depression – 22%

Top three payers:

  • No insurance/Self pay – 58%
  • Medicaid – 34%
  • Medicare – 26%

Neighborhood Health core teams consist of:

  • 1 advanced practice provider
  • 1 registered nurse
  • 1 care manager
  • 1 public safety officer
  • 1 medical assistant
  • 2 registration associates

FY2023 funding

  • $5,000 Joseph S. Stackpole Trust
  • $8,500 Farmington Bank Community Foundation
  • $10,000 Hartford Hospital Auxiliary
  • $15,000 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • $25,000 TD Charitable Foundation