BENEFITING: Fair Haven Community Health Center
Team U Yale will be running the Queens Half Marathon on April 17, 2016, to support the Fair Haven Community Health Center, which is a clinic that provides comprehensive primary healthcare in New Haven. Specifically, we are raising funds for their school-based health centers.
These operate in five New Haven schools and staff a nurse practitioner, office manager, and clinical social worker onsite so that students can be seen by a clinician for their primary healthcare needs right at school. Primary care is essential not only to ensuring students’ health but also to ensure that they are healthy enough to succeed in the classroom and beyond. This is of particular importance in New Haven schools, where many students come from low-income households and may not have access to primary health services otherwise.