Hartford City Council To Hold Session On Health Care, Economic Development At Degnan Hall, Tuesday, May 7th

The Chairpersons of the Hartford Common Council’s Committees on Health and Human Services and Planning and Economic Development will lead a third special meeting on Hartford as “a center for patient care, public health research and employment” on May 7th from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the College’s Degnan Lecture Hall.  Representatives of health-care institutions, health and research companies and educators are expected to participate.

City Councillors Alex Aponte, Esq., the Council Majority Leader, and Minority Leader Larry Deutsch, MD, MPH will convene a session that will focus on cooperation among the city’s health and educational institutions in planning and development of health care, biomedical research. employment and strategies to reduce health disparities for residents. 

The Common Council’s interest in an “action plan” on health and employment in the urban core stems from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) nationally and the Governor’s strategy on expanding bioscience research in the region.

The health professions and nursing are a prominent part of Capital Community College’s academic offerings. The RN associate degree program is the fourth largest of its kind in the nation and the paramedic program is the largest in CT. These programs are linked to the region’s health care institutions as clinical sites, including Hartford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and the Hospital of Central Connecticut.

In the last three years Capital’s  role in educating medical and health care personnel has led to nearly $2 million in federal funds. In 2010, the College received nearly $500,000 in Recovery Act funds for short-term health information technology training as  electronic health records systems are integrated into health systems and patient care in Connecticut. The project has led to development of a Health IT certificate program and new Health Information Management degree program.  In 2013, CCC is using $1.3 million in federal funds for a Life-Sciences Career Initiative – U.S. Department of Labor support — that is expanding education and training to veterans and underemployed workers for occupations in health care

To attend the Common Council meeting contact Councillor Larry Deutsch E-mail: DEUTL001@hartford.gov  or call 860-757-9569. Tuesday  May 7   4:00 – 5:30 pm    Capital Community College’s Degnan Hall (11th floor), 950 Main St., Hartford

Directions and parking information for Capital Community College: http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/directions.htm

 

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