Health Equity

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford

2019 - $75,000

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford, in partnership with The Village for Families and Children and the Hispanic Health Council, Hartford: These organizations will work together to develop a better system for home visiting services for pregnant women and families of young children. Their work will build on a project they are already undertaking with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and the Hartford Department of Health and Human Services, with funding from the state Office of Early Childhood, to develop a home visitation system in Hartford that will provide a single point of entry for potential clients, refer them to the appropriate agency, and use a shared database between the agencies to identify how to best use resources. The funding from the Connecticut Health Foundation will help the organizations develop their capabilities – including measuring and reporting outcomes – to work in a more systematic way with Saint Francis, including potentially piloting a model in which the hospital would contract with the community-based organizations to help improve the health and well-being of their shared patients.