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Health Promotion Center

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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 Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies. 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.


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‌Clinical experience offers rich opportunities for students to participate in nursing practice in a variety of clinical settings. The Egan 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.

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, RN, FAAN
Dean, Egan School

Past issues are in Adobe PDF format.

Fall 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2012

Advisory Board

The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies' Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished professionals with interests in healthcare and nursing. This leadership board focuses on fundraising. Its work combined with the lecture series is designed to expand the School's community of interest.

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