Clinicians, Experts Team Up for C-HIT Forum On Women’s Addiction, Recovery

Connecticut has seen a continued rise in opioid-related addiction among women, with more than 420 women dying of drug overdoses in 2015 and 2016. To address the crisis and stir community discussion about prevention, intervention and treatment, the Conn. Health I-Team, in collaboration with Wheeler Clinic, will host a free community forum, “Working Women: The New Face of Addiction,” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on April 6 at the New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. The event is open to the public. Register here.

Join Us for A Free Community Forum, Thursday, April 6

Working Women: “The New Face Of Addiction”
Hosted by the Conn. Health I-Team, in collaboration with Wheeler Clinic

Women are becoming addicted to opioids at an alarming rate, in Connecticut and the rest of the nation. A new CDC report highlights findings from a 2015 survey that found 1.2 million women – 3,300 per day – initiated opioid use, a rate 25 percent higher than among men. The forum will bring together a panel of leading experts to discuss the reasons for this trend and the efforts underway in Connecticut to prevent, identify and treat opioid addiction in women. All are welcome; light refreshments will be served.

Join Us For A Free Community Forum September 29

Recipes for Healthy Living: Defeating Diabetes
The Conn. Health I-Team, in collaboration with ConnectiCare and the Hispanic Health Council, invites the public to a forum on diabetes, with a focus on healthy eating. Becky Stevens-McGuigan, an executive chef at Billings Forge, will offer a sampling of diabetes-friendly food choices and a cooking demonstration, including recipes. That will be followed by a discussion and question-and-answer session with a panel of experts on the latest developments in preventing and managing diabetes. Thursday, Sept.

Join Us For A Free Community Forum, April 7

Beating Diabetes: Food, Fitness and Focus
The Conn. Health I-Team, in collaboration with ConnectiCare and the Hispanic Health Council, is hosting a panel discussion on the latest developments in early screening and treatment of diabetes, and adopting a healthy lifestyle – with a special appearance by Chef Jay Lewis, who will present a sampling of healthy food choices. Thursday, April 7, 5:00-7:30 PM • Chrysalis Center, 255 Homestead Ave., Hartford • Free on-site parking available • Live Spanish translation provided


Dr. Robert M. Oberstein
Endocrinologist and Medical Director
Diabetes LifeCare, Hartford Hospital

Dr. Jorge Diez
Endocrinologist and Internal Medicine Specialist,
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Elizabeth Caffrey MPH, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian and Educator
Diabetes LifeCare, Hartford Hospital

Migdalia Texidor-Huertas
Nutrition Educator and Research Assistant,
Hispanic Health Council

Moderator: Diane Alverio
CTLatino News

5:00-6:00 PM: Meet Executive Chef Jay Lewis
Author of “The Gentleman’s Cook Book”

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Special Recognition: This event is supported by a grant from the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.