St. Francis, Urban League To Address Health Disparities In Hartford

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Courant health writer William Weir just filed this story:

To further eliminate health inequities within the city’s African American population, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center has created a partnership with the Urban League of Greater Hartford.

The Center for Health Equity and the Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute, both operated by Saint Francis, have moved into 5,400 square-feet of space in the Urban League building on Ashley Street and began operating there this week.  …

The space, hospital officials say, will give the two health organizations more room to do their work and make it more convenient for members of the community to stop in and seek help.

Weir reports that African American men are at a significantly higher risk for prostate cancer and yet “have historically been one of the groups least likely to get tested for it.” The full article is here.

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