HARTFORD, CT -- New pieces of dental and medical equipment will now outfit examination rooms at the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective thanks to a $74,614 grant from CHEFA, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority. The Health Collective is the only health agency solely dedicated to serving the medical and dental needs of the metro Hartford LGBTQ community. The grant was made in November, 2017 and the much needed equipment is arriving daily at the Health Collective.
After touring the facility in February, Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA’s Grant Program Manager, remarked “This grant not only supports CHEFA’s health funding priority, but also represents a commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion through our grantmaking”. In further remarks she went on to say “CHEFA is one of the few funders that award capital expenditure grants, we are proud of our Board of Directors for recognizing this important niche”.
In total, at the November 2017 CHEFA Board meeting, $787,835 was awarded to twelve nonprofit organizations representing the education, healthcare, childcare, and cultural sectors that are the core funding priorities for the agency.
Photo: Pointing to the new vaccine storage refrigerator are Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA Grant Program Manager; Josh Rozovsky, Medical Services Coordinator, Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective; and Motl the Service Dog.
Betty Sugerman Weintraub
Grant Program Manager
Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority