A year of community service
YNHH continued to invest time and resources to evaluate and meet the needs of the community. In addition to our commitment to enhancing healthcare in our community, significant investments were made in housing and education. For example, in addition to our H.O.M.E program, we sponsored two new Habitat for Humanity homes in the Hill neighborhood. We provided $200,000 for the Gateway Community College nursing program, as well as supporting scholarships and other initiatives in several New Haven schools. We provided $450,000 to support community groups, events and programs, $300,000 to support economic development projects in New Haven, and nearly $1.2 million in voluntary payments to the city of New Haven.
Other highlights of the year included community-based clinical services, the prescription assistance (340B) program, expansion of the adult sickle cell disease program and extension of the YNHH Connecticut Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program to include funding for breastfeeding and colorectal cancer screening. In collaboration with the Connecticut Ecuadorian Consul General's Office, YNHH held its 6th annual community health fair, and provided various health screening to nearly 700 New Haven residents. At another health fair, sponsored by the YNHH community health department and held at Yale School of Medicine's bicentennial community day, another 250 people received dental, dermatology and stroke screenings.