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Center for Health, Care, and Well-being

The University-chartered Center for Health, Care, and Well-being was created to conduct interdisciplinary research, translating achieved results into interventions that produce positive outcomes through improved clinical care, therapies, and new approaches to the promotion of wellness. The center stands at the nexus of the University's mission and value to be "private University with a public purpose" that is "committed to community."

Through our anchor partnership with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and other critical community affiliations, center members continuously work to:

1. Create and refine outreach and educational programs to prepare the next generation of scientists, clinicians, and educators

2. Conduct research that will advance outcomes in health, care, and well-being.

With its explicit mission to engage community partners to facilitate collaborative research, center members shape clinical practice, provide service, and prepare the next generation of clinicians, researchers, and educators. Initiatives include:

  • Posture and Mobility – a multi-disciplinary initiative in collaboration with partners internal and external to the University to advance the knowledge base in human posture and mobility research and practice
  • Project Horizon – an outreach and advocacy initiative enhancing the quality of life and health status of families living in impoverished neighborhoods of Hartford
  • Risk Reduction in Hospital Falls – a collaborative initiative with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center involving pilot studies focusing on risk assessment and prevention of patient falls

For more information on the Center for Health, Care, and Well-being, contact Beth Taylor, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Nursing, at 860.768.4831 or

Institute Announces First Research Projects

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