Hartford, Connecticut is a diverse city with a population that is more than 40 percent Latino and 40 percent African-American. Access to high-quality healthcare is essential to improving the quality of life and opportunities available to Hartford residents. Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center strives to meet the healthcare needs of our neighbors by providing comprehensive primary and preventive care, as well as community-based programs that promote health, safety and prevention.
Saint Francis joined other area hospitals to conduct an assessment of health needs of those living in our service area.
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Saint Francis operates clinics in the city that provide adult and pediatric primary care and prenatal care to more than 26,000 patients each year. The vast majority of clinic patients are either covered by Medicaid or uninsured. More than 90 percent of clinic patients identify themselves as Latino or African-American. In addition, the Saint Francis Hospital Dental Group is a major provider of oral care to Medicaid recipients, who frequently have trouble finding private dentists who accept state insurance.
To improve the quality of life in our neighborhood, known as Asylum Hill, Saint Francis is a leader in NINA
, a non-profit community development corporation dedicated to historic preservation, promoting homeownership and improving public safety in the residential areas surrounding the hospital. In addition, a food bank located on the Mount Sinai campus is the only hospital-based food bank in the United States. Distributing more than 80 tons of food every year, it is the third-largest food bank in the Greater Hartford area.
Saint Francis also provides public health and prevention programs in the following areas:
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