Wheeler, United Way Partner to Help Vaccinate Hartford

As part of an initiative funded by the City of Hartford and coordinated by the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Center in Hartford is hosting public vaccination events this winter and launching an awareness campaign around the need for flu and COVID-19 vaccination in the capital city.

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Three-Year, $2.7 Million Federal Grant Supports Treatment and Care for Pregnant, Postpartum Women With Histories of Substance Use Disorders

A three-year, $2.7 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) will facilitate and expand family-based addiction treatment and other services for pregnant and postpartum women with histories of substance use disorders.

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Income for You Now, Support for Wheeler’s Mission in Perpetuity

In this issue of Giving From the Heart, let’s examine how another planned giving tool, the charitable gift annuity, may benefit you and your estate, and offer more stability of fixed payments for the remainder of your life. Always consult with your tax or financial advisors to determine the best strategies for you.

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Wheeler COMMUNITY | HEALTH | CARE

If there's anything we've learned from the past year, it's the power of--and need for--community, particularly communities that work together for a better future that is focused on wellness, justice, and peace for all. Wheeler's new tagline, COMMUNITY | HEALTH | CARE, reflects all of these.

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Donation Supports Fitness Goals for Health Center Patients, Pledges Gift Match

The new year often brings in resolutions to get in shape, and fitness can play a life-saving role in health outcomes, particularly with chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Thanks to an anonymous donor, Wheeler has received a $10,000 gift, with a pledge to match up to $5,000 more if other donors come forward by March 31, to help patients achieve better wellness through fitness in 2021.

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Wheeler Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

This morning, Wheeler received our first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and we immediately went to work protecting our frontline health care professionals and staff,

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Providing Basic Needs for Hartford Patients, Ensuring Health

From a grant through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s COVID-19 Response Fund, patients at Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Center, a community health center at 43 Woodland Street in Hartford, have received support since July for many basic needs of wellness and healthy life.

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A Family Addition on National Adoption Day: Leda’s Story

Leda has fostered children and youth intermittently for the past 13 years. She fostered five children and adopted her daughter 12 years ago. Recently, she adopted her son, whom she fostered for four years, on November 20, 2020, National Adoption Day.

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Monique Daley Joins Wheeler as Diversity Officer

Monique Daley, MS, has joined Wheeler as the first diversity officer. In her new role, she will promote and monitor equity, diversity and inclusion for the Wheeler workforce and patients; lead the Wheeler Diversity and Inclusion Committee; monitor and review the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion efforts; promote full integration of National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards) and health equity throughout Wheeler; and much more, including training and education, as well as ensuring Wheeler is working with minority- and women-owned businesses.

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Visibility Campaign: Teodoro Anderson Diaz

As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, we are sharing our very first Visibility Campaign, where we look to our diverse and talented staff, to tell their stories and shed light on the rich cultural diversity that exists in our workforce.

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