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Community Partnerships

Health Promotion Center

James W. Gibson Community Health Outreach Program (203) 335 6751The 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.



A clinical group from the Spring 2017 semester.‌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.


Bridgeport Hospital →

CHC, Inc. →

Greenwich Hospital and Home Care→

Griffin Hospital→

Hospital of St. Raphael→

Southwest CHC→

Stamford Hospital→

St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services→

St. Vincent's Medical Center→

VA Connecticut Healthcare System→

Western Connecticut Health Network→

Yale-New Haven Hospital→

News@ Egan

A Publication of The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

In recent years, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies has been filled with exciting firsts and innovative programming that builds on the heritage of excellence and leadership. One of these firsts is the publication of the Pulse. As Dean of the Egan School, I am pleased to share with you many of the exciting scholarly initiatives of our faculty, the fundraising efforts of our Advisory Board, and the implementation of our new programs. I hope that you will enjoy the stories and passions of our faculty as we continue to dream, discover, and deliver the highest quality of education to our students. We are dedicated to our alums, practicing nurses, and the people for whom we care. You are critical to our development as we move forward with new ideas and concepts to advance our educational mission. Please click on each link and enjoy reading about our accomplishments and our future at this most exciting time in our history.

Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Dean, Egan School

Past issues are in Adobe PDF format

Advisory Board

The Egan School Advisory Board is a leadership board that serves as champions of the School's strategic direction and assists in securing the financial resources to achieve its long-range fundraising goals.

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