Community Catalyst, Adam R. Silverman MD, FACP

Wheeler’s path to its 50th anniversary and as a provider of whole-person, integrated care is heavily influenced by a strong, ongoing relationship with Saint Francis Hospital and Trinity Health Of New England. Adam Silverman, MD, FACP, vice president of population health at Saint Francis Healthcare Partners, has been a stalwart partner and advocate.

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National Prevention Week, May 13-19, 2018

Wheeler’s Prevention, Wellness and Recovery staff and other members of Connecticut’s prevention community will take part in SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, May 13-19. This week, supported by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and planned by a statewide committee led by Wheeler staff, is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

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Wheeler Foster Care Highlighted on Fox 61

In Connecticut, there are 4,000 children in foster care, and hundreds more in need of a loving foster home. Wheeler’s Chris Popilowski, senior foster care recruiter, appeared recently on Fox 61 to discuss this issue and how individuals and families can help.

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Wheeler Health Spotlight (April 2018)

"Every Kid Healthy Week" is the last week of April, and Wheeler's Family Health & Wellness Centers (in Bristol, New Britain and Hartford) and Child & Adolescent Center of Excellence offer a full range of services to keep kids (and their parents!) healthy.

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Wheeler Community Catalyst, Beresford Wilson, Interim Executive Director, FAVOR

For more than twenty years, Beresford Wilson has tirelessly worked for Connecticut families with children with mental, emotional, behavioral health challenges, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. Like many advocates, he found a calling to social change through his own lived experience. His future in family advocacy became clear shortly after he became a father himself; Wilson’s oldest son weighed fewer than two pounds at birth.

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A Friend for All Seasons

There wasn’t a time when the late, former State Representative Betty Boukus (D-Plainville, New Britain) wasn’t advocating for Wheeler and the individuals and families served by the organization. Ms. Boukus—who served for 22 years in the state legislature—supported Wheeler as a corporator and trustee, and was a steadfast champion for the expansion of its programs and services.

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Community Catalyst: Bristol Hospital and Wheeler: A Creative Approach to Care

The most pressing community issues often require leaders and organizations to rethink and reimagine. This is how as Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, president and CEO of Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, approaches problem-solving. A reinvigorated partnership between Wheeler and Bristol Hospital exemplifies creativity, giving rise to programs that serve the whole-health needs of individuals and families in Bristol and surrounding communities.

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