Health Promotion Center
The Health Promotion Center (HPC) provides faculty and students with an opportunity to clinically practice within our neighboring communities in the Greater Bridgeport area. Through the HPC and the development of strategic partnerships, students and faculty provide preventive and chronic care services with community organizations and agencies that share a common goal of improving the health of people and the community in which they live. Health promotion activities include education, screening, referral, and follow-up services for cardiovascular and diabetes risk reduction, violence prevention, parenting issues, and spiritual/emotional wellness. By providing preventive and chronic care services in community settings, access to care improves and we are better able to tailor health education to the concerns of individuals and groups.
The HPC has been operating in Bridgeport since 1994. Each year, the HPC staff and faculty work with hundreds of individuals and families in the Greater Bridgeport area. The HPC is a visible extension of the mission of Fairfield University and the School of Nursing. It serves as a clinical practice / service learning opportunity for nursing students and interprofession collaboration with our community partners.
Funding for the HPC comes primarily through grants, subcontracts, contracts, and donations as well as Fairfield University’s academic division.
Clinical experience offers rich opportunities for students to participate in nursing practice in a variety of clinical settings. The School has affiliations with over 50 agencies, including small and large hospitals, community health centers, in-patient and out-patient psychiatric institutions, and schools. Opportunities are available in urban and suburban settings, servicing both the poor and the affluent, for students to work with people of different cultures, backgrounds, and needs.
Carolton Chronic & Convalescent Hospital
400 Mill Plain Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Fairfield Public Schools
Fairfield Health Department
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824