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Here is a sampling of health policy news from around the state from the past month. If you see something in your local newspaper that you would like featured here in future weeks, please contact Deb Polun at

Featured Stories

12.10.18 CT NewsJunkieOp-Ed – Fair Haven Community Health Center Transition Makes Sense
12.8.18 The HourHospitals Reduce ER Visits With Proactive Community Support (feat. Norwalk Community Health Center)
12.5.18 CT PostRescue Mission Eyes Defunct Nursing Home as New Center (feat. Optimus)
11.29.18 New Haven IndependentPrimary Plan’s Obstacle – Broken Bus System (feat. CS-Hill, Fair Haven)
11.29.18 New Haven RegisterState Wants Details of Yale Clinic Deal
11.29.18 Register CitizenTorrington Center Offer PrEP Information On World AIDS Day (feat. Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington)
11.27.18 Hartford CourantWheeler Clinic Gets $2.7 Million in Grants to Battle Substance Use in Hartford
11.25.18 Register CitizenTorrington Health Center Honors Veteran at Thanksgiving Breakfast
11.23.18 CT MirrorSchool-Based Health Centers Take Leading Role in Fighting Teen Suicide
11.21.18 WFSBBetter Health with Dr. Yojana Shahi (feat. First Choice Health Centers)
11.21.18 Stamford AdvocateNew Stamford Health Center Celebrates Opening (feat. CHC, Inc.)
11.15.18 CT ViewpointsIn this Doctor’s Lane, Patients Live in Fear of Gun Violence (by S. Lagarde, MD)
11.14.18 CT Health I-TeamOutreach Programs Target Asthma Hotspots But More Help is Needed (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Care)
11.14.18 Charger BulletinNAACP Aims to Stop the Stigma (feat. CS-Hill)
11.13.18 The DayConnecticut Spent More than Half of Federal Opioid Funding on Treatment (feat. UCFS)
11.13.18 Hartford CourantA Potent New Pill Will Fuel Opioid Carnage, Critics Say (feat, InterCommunity)
11.7.18 News TimesMission Health Day – Collective Effort Yields Great Benefits (feat. CIFC-Greater Danbury Community Health Center)
11.6.18 New Haven IndependentThe Dentist Comes to School

State Health News

12.4.18 New Haven IndependentFarwell Questions Primary Care Move’s Impact on Poor
12.3.18 Hartford CourantBypassed Generation – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Born to Addicted Parents
12.3.18 CT NewsJunkieOp-Ed – Clinic Plan Could Hit State Budget, Raise Patient Costs, Increase Barriers to Access
11.29.18 New Haven RegisterYale to Offer Emergency Contraception Via Vending Machine
11.29.18 CT NewsJunkieOp-Ed – Concerns over Teen Vaping on the Rise
11.28.18 Hartford Business JournalUConn Health to Give Up Facility Fees for Skin Cancer Treatment
11.27.18 Hartford CourantNew Britain’s Reason for New Approach to Drug Addiction: “We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of This”
11.26.18 Hartford Business JournalAs Aging Population Boosts Demand for Orthopedic Care, Hospitals & Others Bet Big on New Outpatient Facilities
11.26.18 Hartford CourantRecreational Marijuana Stokes Concerns About Youth Substance Abuse
11.26.18 Hartford CourantOp-Ed – Clinic Plan Could Jeopardize Abortion Access
11.24.18 CT Health Policy Project BlogPublic Hearing on Yale New Haven Primary Care Plan This Week
11.20.18 CT MirrorLawmakers, Malloy Administration Wrangle Over Telemedicine
11.20.18 CT Health Policy Project BlogDisability Advocates Register Concern with SIM Primary Care Capitation Plan
11.16.18 CT ViewpointsPledging to Be Part of the Opioid Solution
11.16.18 Hartford Business JournalHartford Healthcare Expands Eastern CT Presence
11.15.18 Meriden Record-JournalParents Sue Over State Directive to School Nurses on Insulin Dosing
11.15.18 CT NewsJunkieMalloy Administration Recommends Budget Changes He Was Unable to Get Over Goal Line
11.13.18 WNPRCT’s Older Housing Stock – A Lead Poisoning Risk?
11.13.18 CT By the NumbersState Sets Goals to Improve Oral Health, Already Third in Nation
11.12.18 Hartford Business JournalStudy – Greater Hartford Health Care Prices On Par With National Average
11.11.18 New Haven Register$3.68 Million Grant Brightens Health Outlook for 6 New Haven Communities
11.8.18 CT Health I-TeamPost 9/11 Veterans Suffering From PTSD And Nation’s Indifference

Health Insurance / Health Reform News

National / Other Health News

12.10.18 NPRWe’re Fighting for our Lives – Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices
12.10.18 NY TimesHospital-Acquired Infections are Declining
12.9.18 NPRFor One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting the Right Doctor
12.6.18 APReport – US Health Spending Hits $3.5 Trillion, But Growth Slows
12.6.18 WNPRSchool-Based Counselors Help Kids Cope With Fallout From Drug Addiction
12.4.18 GoverningTrump’s New Immigration Rule Could Threaten Health Care for 6.8 Million Children Who Are US Citizens
12.3.18 NPRThe Growing Number of Suicides is Dragging Down US Life Expectancy
11.26.18 Kaiser Health NewsOvershadowed by Opioids, Meth is Back and Hospitalizations Surge
11.25.18 NY TimesThis City’s Overdose Deaths Have Plunged. Can Others Learn From It?
11.21.18 StatNewsSenators Press Insurers for Reams of Pricing and Rebate Info on Insulin
11.20.18 CT ViewpointsStreet Fentanyl – Five Dollars Per Death
11.16.18 NY TimesWhen Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More
11.15.18 NY TimesFDA Seeks Restrictions on Teens’ Access to Flavored e-Cigarettes and a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
11.13.18 Kaiser Health NewsAn Underused Strategy for a Surge in STDs – Treat Patients’ Partners Without a Doctor Visit
11.10.18 Kaiser Health NewsFish Oil and Vitamin D Pills No Guard Against Cancer or Serious Heart Trouble
11.10.18 USA TodayFDA to Limit Sale of Sweet-Flavored e-Cigarettes in Hope of Curbing Teen Vaping Epidemic
11.9.18 Kaiser Health NewsNew Contractor For Food Stamps Upsets Cart For Farmers Markets
11.6.18 GoverningGiving More Women the Choice Not to Get Pregnant