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Compassion Fest 2022

Compassionfest is returning to Hamden after a two-year hiatus.   The event will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 10am-5pm at Whitneyville Cultural Commons.  Event organizer, Tabitha Logan, joined us on the Hamden Library Podcast- […]

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May 10th  is National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10th  is National Fentanyl Awareness Day. Fentanyl is involved in more deaths of Americans under 50 than any other cause of death, including heart disease, cancer, and all other accidents. Learn the facts about […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year 50% of all lifetime […]

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Access Health CT Broker Academy Program

Access Health CT has an opportunity to drive change in the diversification of the Broker community in the state of Connecticut, with the potential of reducing the disparity between historically underserved communities and those that […]

COVID Resources

Insurance to Cover At-Home COVID tests

Starting January 15, most people with a health plan can go online, or to a pharmacy or store to purchase an at-home over-the-counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

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Natural Gas Fuel Supply Risk for New England

The Independent System Operator(ISO)-New England has warned that the natural gas supply for New England is precarious this winter.  Emergency actions could be necessary if the region experiences an extended cold snap.  There are several […]

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is a special month dedicated to spreading awareness, encouraging education, and dispelling misinformation about diabetes.  November 14th is World Diabetes Day, as it commemorates Sir Frederick Banting’s birthday. Sir Banting, along with Charles Best, […]

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) addresses […]

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Climate Change: Extreme Heat and Health in Connecticut

Heat waves are becoming more common and extreme heat is becoming more of a health concern across the United States.  Since 1970, the average temperature in Connecticut has increased 2.8 degrees Fahrenheit.  That is significantly […]

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All of Us: Medical Research Program

ALL OF US IS A RESEARCH PROGRAM FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH).  It is seeking one million or more people from across the U.S. to help speed up medical research.  People who join […]

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Workouts at Home

Having trouble getting motivated? Missing your Zumba class? Yoga class? Strength training?  “Stay safe, Stay home” may be the order of the day (okay, months), but don’t let it keep you on the couch or […]

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Hamden Food and Health Resources

Thanks to Yale’s Dwight Hall and the Yale Interpretation Network, Hamden Wellness Resource Guide and Food Assistance Guide are now available in Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. […]