Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Monday, July 16, 2018
HSS Receives $5.6 Million Grant to Support Genomics Research to Prevent and Repair Tissue Damage

NEW YORK, NY -- Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), known for its leadership in musculoskeletal care, is at the forefront of functional genomics for autoimmune diseases thanks to pioneering research being conducted by investigators in the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center. The Rosensweig Center was established in 2013 through the visionary partnership of The Tow Foundation. The Tow Foundation has pledged an additional $5.6 million to transform the Center's impact by highlighting translational research and expanding its focus from autoimmune disease to more broadly address the major musculoskeletal conditions which are seen every day at HSS. The goals of this new work are to prevent and repair musculoskeletal tissue damage related to acute or chronic injury, aging, and autoimmunity and inflammation.

Monday, May 14, 2018
Harvard Pilgrim Awards Quality Grant Funding to 11 Providers for 2018

WELLESLEY, MA -- Physician practices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire will receive grant funding this year from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Quality Grants Program. Harvard Pilgrim’s 19th annual grant program will fund 11 initiatives up to $100,000 with each designed to improve care delivery and reduce costs within a variety of care delivery models.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Bridgeport Launches "Call to Action" On Opioid Addiction

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Recovering addicts, treatment providers, politicians and others joined together Tuesday to launch a “call to action” about the public health scourge of opioid addiction. The initiative “BPTIamU,” announced in a press conference at Mayor Joe Ganim’s conference room, will include a video series and social media campaign highlighting real stories of people in recovery, resources and access to treatment, and symptoms of overdose. Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority announced Tuesday a one-year $250,000 grant to United Way of Connecticut. A news release said the grant will “provide funding for improved access to information and resources for opioid treatment and addiction services available in Connecticut ...

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Southbury Expanding Opioid Programs for Seniors

SOUTHBURY, CT -- The Pomperaug District Department of Health, which covers Southbury, Woodbury and Oxford, will use a $23,000 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation to run programs for older adults who use prescription pain medications. The new program, called Senior Health Opiate Awareness and Response (SHOAR), will add senior-specific presentations to existing opioid prevention initiatives and new Chronic Pain Self-Management Programs for senior communities in the three towns.