Hugh Blumenfeld, MD, PhD
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hugh Blumenfeld MD PhD is a family physician and an Associate Professor at UConn’s School of Medicine. In addition to full-scope practice embracing everything from obstetrics and pediatrics to palliative and hospice care, he teaches medical students at all levels and supervises family medicine residents in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has been a core faculty member of CT/AHEC’s Urban Service Track since 2010, creating much of its interprofessional curriculum. A former English professor and Connecticut State Troubadour, his research interests are primary care psychiatry, social determinants of health and ethics-vs-evidence-based medicine.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Home and Community Care Program – Interprofessional Teams Meet Patients Where They Live and Connect Them with Local Resources to Improve Care
Healthcare profession curriculums provide limited opportunities for students to collaborate with each other across disciplines. If they learn about issues like underserved populations and social determinants of health (SDoH), which truly require team-based care, it is mainly from lectures and textbooks. To address these gaps, we developed the Home and Community Care (HCC) Project as an interprofessional clinical training program for health care students enrolled in the Urban Service Track/AHEC Scholars program (UST/AHEC) in collaboration with the Family Medicine Center at Asylum Hill in…