Adjusting to a New World of Recovery

When James left prison in early 2018, he found a world that he didn’t recognize in many ways. There was new technology, new ways of communicating, new challenges. One major challenge remained, however, and that was addressing many of the factors that led him to prison to begin with, including addiction.

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Health and wellness is so much more than going to the doctor or getting prescriptions filled. If individuals and families leave the physician’s office and return home to environments that don’t promote or sustain healthy behaviors, treating diseases like asthma, depression or heart disease can become difficult or even impossible. The social determinants of health influence everything else in our health care system.

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SNAP and Medicaid February 2019 Enrollment Sessions

Wheeler's Health & Wellness Center team will have seven walk-in clinics available to assist with SNAP, SAGA, TANF, HUSKY and Access Healthcare. Make an appointment or stop in at one of the following locations. Remember to bring your photo ID, medical insurance card, a copy of recent mail, last 4 pay stubs and a recent utility bill. Call the Wheeler Health & Wellness Center at 860-793-3500 to make your appointment.

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Wheeler Recognized for Patient-Centered Care, Quality

The only community health center in Connecticut with both primary medical care and behavioral health home certifications, Wheeler is also one of five organizations nationally to earn four specific accreditations and certifications from the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body for providing quality, coordinated, patient-centered health care.

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Southington Health Outreach Project Funded for Fifth Consecutive Year

The Main Street Community Foundation awarded Wheeler an $80,000 grant to continue the Southington Health Outreach Project. Now in its fifth year, this project employs a three-tiered approach to serving individuals and families, including outreach and health education, system navigation assistance, and efforts to reduce barriers to care such as transportation, child care concerns and others.

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Winning through Empowerment

Earlier this year, Zaida A. of Hartford struggled to advocate for her elementary school-age son and secure basic resources including assistance with paying her rent. She was connected with Wheeler’s Community Support for Families (CSF) program through the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, CSF’s funder.

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Bristol

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu today announced the receipt of a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) that will enable the City of Bristol to directly address the opioid crisis with a $150,000 grant.

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