The wide-ranging bill passed by the CT House aims to increase access to birth control, emergency contraception and medications like Narcan.
Jenna is CT Mirror’s Health Reporter, focusing on health access, affordability, quality, equity and disparities, social determinants of health, health system planning, infrastructure, processes, information systems, and other health policy. Before joining CT Mirror Jenna was a reporter at The Hartford Courant for 10 years, where she consistently won statewide and regional awards. Jenna has a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University and a Bachelor or Arts degree in Journalism from Grand Valley State University.
Bill adding protections for abortion providers clears House
The bill protects CT providers who face disciplinary action in other states for performing abortions.
CT health centers warn of cuts to services if funding is scaled back
Without a proposed $32 million boost, CT health centers would look to trim staff, hours of operation and some services, officials said.
CT hospital staffing measure shifts away from mandated ratios
CT lawmakers have moved away from mandated staffing ratios and plan to bolster hospital staffing committees and create an oversight panel.
Former Danbury nursing home employee charged with sex assault
A former nurse’s aide at Western Rehabilitation Care Center has been charged with three counts of sex assault after a police investigation.
CT’s COVID public health emergency is ending. What will change?
The declaration brings changes to the way COVID data are collected and reported, in coverage for testing and treatments and in vaccinations.
Danbury nursing home facing fines after assault allegations
A resident of Western Rehabilitation Care Center put a camera in their room. What they discovered started a DPH inquiry and criminal probe.
CT lawmakers may pass on key elder care reforms this session
Several ambitious legislative proposals to reform nursing homes have hit a wall, hampered by funding and stunted by a lack of political will.
After 50 years, a five-star nursing home closes — with a warning
The closure of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation, a 5-star facility, is partly due to a shift to home and community-based care, its owner said.
CT leaders praise Supreme Court ruling keeping abortion pill accessible
CT politicians and abortion rights advocates noted the ruling means mifepristone remains legal and accessible nationwide.
CT aid in dying bill won’t advance this year
For the third year in a row, the Judiciary Committee essentially ended debate on aid in dying in CT by declining to vote on the bill.
CT joins challenge to Texas judge’s ruling on abortion pill
CT A.G. William Tong is part of a coalition challenging a ruling that would invalidate FDA approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.
CT legislators OK reproductive health bills, nix parental notification
CT lawmakers have advanced a raft of legislation that would expand access to birth control and maternal health services.
Home care providers: A growing but unregulated industry
The shift away from long-term care facilities has exposed a home care industry that operates with little oversight.
CT has no ombudsman for those aging in place
People in nursing facilities have access to CT’s ombudsman program, which investigates complaints. But people being cared for at home don’t.