News Release

October 19, 2012

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Community Health Fairs, Screenings Emphasize Prevention

UConn Marks National Primary Care Week Oct. 20-27

FARMINGTON, CONN. – University of Connecticut medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy students are participating in community health fairs across the state Wednesday, Oct. 24, as part of National Primary Care Week:

  • Farmington: UConn Health Center, rear of cafeteria, 263 Farmington Ave., 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Hartford: Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth St., 12:45 to 4 p.m.
  • Hartford: North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St., 12:45 to 4 p.m.
  • Hartford: South End Senior Center, 830 Maple Ave., 12:45 to 4 p.m.
  • Hartford: Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Ave., 12:45 to 4 p.m.
  • Hartford: Community Health Services, 500 Albany Ave., 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Middletown: Community Health Center, Inc., 675 Main St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Meriden: Community Health Center, 134 State St., 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • New Haven: Dixwell-Newhallville Senior Center, 255 Goffe St., 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Norwich: United Community & Family Services, 47 Town St., 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Storrs: Mansfield Senior & Wellness Center, 303 Maple Rd., 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wallingford: YMCA, 81 South Elm St., 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Willimantic: Windham Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave., 1:30 to 4 p.m.

UConn health profession students, physician assistant students from Quinnipiac University, and community clinicians also are participating in the community health fairs, offering free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings. Preventive health education materials for oral health, nutrition, medication interaction, heart health and diabetes prevention will be available.

UConn is observing Primary Care Week Oct. 20-27. This year’s theme is “Primary Care at Home and Abroad.” Full details of the week’s schedule are available at

Institutions throughout the country observe National Primary Care Week, with the dates varying by school. The national effort is a collaboration of the Area Health Education Centers, the American Medical Student Association, and the Health Resources and Services Administration in Washington.

UConn Health includes the schools of medicine and dental medicine, the UConn Medical Group, University Dentists, and John Dempsey Hospital. Home to Bioscience Connecticut, UConn Health pursues a mission of providing outstanding health care education in an environment of exemplary patient care, research and public service. More information about UConn Health is available at

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