Polling shows African-Americans take COVID-19 seriously. But marketing widespread testing in the cities has been a challenge.
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West Hartford teenager hopes to bring dental exams to schools
One teenager from West Hartford hopes to help more school-aged kids receive dental exams during these uncertain times. Months ago, Marwa Abdinoor, 17, decided to study the relationship between socioeconomic status and oral health for her senior research project. As part of her project, Abdinoor plans to offer free dental exams at at least two public schools in Hartford.
Congress’s inaction threatening community health center funding
Federal money for community health centers in Connecticut and across the nation remains in limbo, causing center officials to create contingency plans that include layoffs and cuts to services.
Charter Oak Health Center reaches agreement over whistle-blower firings
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Labor Department has determined the firing of three Charter Oak Health Center employees, who blew the whistle on the facilities’ failure to adequately respond to a tuberculosis exposure, was unlawful. Under a consent order, Charter Oak agreed to pay the three fired employees back pay and “take other corrective action,” the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said.
Connecticut budget should protect the needs of the poor
When poor and working class people fall farther behind, it soon imposes much higher costs on the state, the costs of failed education, health care, and public safety. We need the budget made at the Capitol to create opportunity for the people who live in its glorious shadow, and thereby improve the quality of life for everyone in Connecticut.
Uninsured Connecticut: Obamacare comes to Hartford
In their quest to help people sign up for insurance offered under the federal health law, the staff at Charter Oak Health Center have talked to more than 3,000 people. But a few stand out, like the man who was so happy to have insurance — for $49 a month — he was shouting on the way out. Or the young man with bad eyes who couldn’t afford glasses but would, as of Jan. 1, qualify for Medicaid.