Open arms in times of need. The Hispanic Health Council helps people in Connecticut who are struggling with joblessness, health, violence, hunger and despair.

The Wellness & Prevention Services Department responds to unmet, preventable or mitigable health and social factors affecting minority populations living in the State of Connecticut. The Department provides comprehensive, and multi-system strategies through evidence-based, person-centered, culturally appropriate, and trauma-informed interventions. The Department strategies are grounded in harm reduction, health promotion, peer education and home visitation services.

DIALBEST (Diabetes Among Latinos Best Practices)

Dialbest is an evidence-based, person-centered, chronic disease management program. It is a community health worker-led structured intervention for improving glycemic control among individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. The program targets low-income, minority Latino families.

Program Offerings Include:

  • Home-based, culturally tailored diabetes, and nutrition education, healthy habits and medical adherence.
  • Support in the areas of healthy nutrition, food access and compliance with medical visits.
  • Linkages to social services as needed.

COVID-19 Community Support

HHC community health workers provide direct community outreach, COVID-19 education and on-site COVID-19 vaccinations. HHC’s COVID-19 initiatives are targeted to the unique needs of the Hispanic community to promote healthy behaviors and information.

Program Offerings Include:

  • COVID-19 group and individual education
  • Coordination of resources for individuals requiring quarantine
  • Vaccine administration
  • Vaccine appointment assistance
  • Community canvassing to encourage vaccination
  • Social media campaigns to promote information and dispel misinformation

Immunization Action Plan (IAP) Program

The IAP program is a public health initiative ensuring that children, adolescents, and adults are fully immunized as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC. The goal is to increase immunization rates among children and prevent disease, and disability from vaccine-preventable diseases. The program is funded by the State Department of Public Health (DPH) and is administered in the Hartford and Greater Hartford area by Hispanic Health Council.

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Program Offerings Include:

  • Education on infectious preventable diseases and vaccines facts and myths
  • Conduct immunization audits in clinical practices
  • Identify and connect children under-immunized with clinical providers
  • Maintains and distribute up-to-date vaccine information facts.

We serve Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, Windsor, Middleton, and Meriden

Early Detection Breast Cancer Services & Support Group

The goal of this program is to increase awareness, improve access to diagnose and care and reduce the devastating effects of cancer. This program provides culturally appropriate health education information, about breast health and cancer early detection and survivors support group services.

The program targets low-income, underserved, under-insured and uninsured minority women, aged 40 years and older living in the Greater Hartford area. In partnership with Hartford HealthCare Mobile Mammography, we offer mammography services on-site.

Program Offerings Include:

  • Referrals to health care for clinical breast exams, mammograms and pap smears.
  • Mammography screenings on-site.
  • Follow-up services to ensure access and receipt of services.
  • DIVAS -survivor’s support group for Spanish-speaking Latina women.

Mobile Employment Services

MES program is defined as services that assist an individual with obtaining employment using a person-centered approach. The program provides supported employment services to Latino individuals aged 18 and older, primarily Spanish-speaking, who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder, or co-occurring psychiatric disorder and substance use disorder.

Program Offerings Include:

A comprehensive vocational profile assessment to examine each individual skills and abilities, employment and educational history, individuals’ aptitudes, and interests, and physical limitations.

Assistance with resume writing, completing applications, and interview presentation.

Job placement support by building relationships, and connections with potential employers, and identifying and educating employers on the benefits of employing individuals in recovery, and matching candidates with appropriate job opportunities.