News and Resources
Get Healthy Walk ‘n Talk with a Doc (New Haven): Yale New Haven Hospital is hosting a weekly Walk and Talk with a Doc program on Saturdays at 9:00 AM through Saturday, September 25. Please arrive by 8:45 AM and park in the lot of New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, 280 Starr Street, New Haven. The walks will last about an hour, and we will be following COVID safety guidelines- please wear a mask. Click here for more details. .
Save the Date! Walk ‘n Talk for Essential Workers (Bridgeport): Join the Health Improvement Alliance (HIA) for a Walk ‘N Talk For Essential Workers at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Saturday, September 25th from 9:00 AM-10:30 AM. The COVID-19 pandemic taught us that we are all essential. Now it is time to take care of you! HIA is inviting Greater Bridgeport residents to come out for a morning walk to learn ways to help you support your own health and well-being. Get physical activity while talking with local healthcare professionals. Open to all ages and fitness levels. Free and open to all. Registration required. Click here for more details and information on how to register.
CT Trails Map: Now that the weather is starting to get warmer, it is time to get out and get active. Click here to discover all of the wonderful walking trails and state parks that CT has to offer.
How to Talk About Vaping- A Discussion Guide for Parents: This guide was developed as a collaboration with several CT prevention Councils. Click here for the full guide.
Health Insurance through Access Health CT: Thanks to a new federal law was passed in March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act has changed the way Access Health CT calculates financial help for customers for 2021 and 2022. Many more customers will now qualify for financial help to make plans more affordable. Whether a first-time shopper, or an existing customer, there could be big changes ahead for households who qualify, and we want to make sure everyone knows how to take advantage of the new financial help available. Please call 1-855-805-4325 for more information.
Local leaders team up to share their vaccine experience: Are you or someone you know still hesitant to receive the Covid-19 vaccine? Members of the Health Improvement Alliance (HIA) are taking on COVID-19 vaccine confidence by sharing personal messages with the public in a new video series. Separately, their voices are influential, but by coming together, they are hoping to have an impact in the community. HIA was formed in 2003 to address the health needs of the Greater Bridgeport community and was the group behind the creation of Get Healthy CT. Click here to follow HIA on Facebook or here to view the videos on the HIA website.
Local Resource Pages: Several community health partnerships in our area now have their own online resource pages. Information on these pages includes Covid-19 testing and vaccination information, food distributions, social service resources and much more! These pages are updated often, so bookmark the page for your area and check back regularly for updates. Click the link below to visit the page for your region.