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Hospital event focuses on factors that impact health outcomes

New Britain [September 13 2010] - On Wednesday, Sept. 29, The Hospital of Central Connecticut will host an interactive presentation and discussion about how social policy and location impact health outcomes.

The noon to 1:30 event at the hospital’s New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., will feature the film “Place Matters” from the documentary “Unnatural Causes … is inequality making us sick?” A panel discussion will follow.

Panel members are Kelson Ettienne-Modeste, M.D., public health consultant, Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos and Hispanic Health Council; Latha Dulipsingh, M.D., FACP, FACE, medical director, Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and Endocrinology and Bone Health; Antoinetta Capriglione, M.D., FAAP, chief of Pediatrics, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; and Merrill Gay, executive director, New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative.

This event is hosted by The Hospital of Central Connecticut and presented in cooperation with Connecticut Multicultural Health Partnership, Hispanic Health Council, The Connecticut Center for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and University of Connecticut Health Center.

The event will be held in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2; lunch will be provided. Registration is required; call 888-224-4550, option 2 by Friday, Sept. 24.

Contact: Kimberly Gensicki, 860-224-5900, x6507

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