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Part of “Communities in Action Forums,” Spotlight on Connecticut

PLAINVILLE, Conn. – (January 9, 2024) – Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler Health, has been invited to the White House on January 10 to highlight how federal investments are making a difference for the health of individuals, families, and communities in Connecticut.

This visit is part of the White House “Communities in Action Forums” that spotlight the administration’s work with community leaders, state and local governments, labor leaders, businesses, and other stakeholders to leverage historic investments that create and expand opportunities for Connecticut residents.

“It is an honor to represent and share the work we do every day keeping Connecticut healthy with the administration’s support,” said Trocchi.  “Federal investment in health care has made a significant difference for our patients and the communities we serve in Connecticut.”

Trocchi will discuss the impact of federal support on Wheeler’s care across the lifespan for more than 60,000 individuals in Connecticut annually. She will provide an overview of recent projects supported by the administration, including $980,000 in funding for construction of Wheeler’s 46,000-square-foot community health center and administrative headquarters in Bristol.

Trocchi also will highlight the impact of recent federal grants that support Wheeler improving access to critically needed care, including: $5 million to expand mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults through its community health centers in Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville, and Waterbury; $2.6 million to expand and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and recovery supports for adults in Waterbury with opioid use disorders; $2 million to help individuals with behavioral health and substance use disorders returning to their communities in central Connecticut after incarceration; and more.



Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Centers

Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers in Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville, and Waterbury are community health centers that provide medical and dental care for the whole family, as well as behavioral health care and referral and linkages to specialty services.

Wheeler’s Health & Wellness Centers in Hartford, Bristol, and New Britain are funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wheeler is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health insurance welcome. No patient will be denied health care services due to an individual’s inability to pay for services.


Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families, and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages recovery, health, and growth at all stages of life. Our integrated approach to primary and behavioral health, education, and recovery creates measurable results, positive outcomes, and hopeful tomorrows for more than 60,000 individuals across Connecticut each year. Visit


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