The Danbury Hospital Foundation has received a $40,000 contribution from the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation to support the outreach efforts of the Greater Danbury Community Care Team’s (CCT) peer engagement specialist. This is the third contribution the Danbury Hospital Foundation has received from the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation in support of the Greater Danbury CCT.
Established by Danbury Hospital in 2015, the Greater Danbury CCT is a community-based outreach initiative that is changing lives, saving lives, and helping vulnerable residents in the greater Danbury area receive the care they need. In partnership with nearly 30 community and municipal agencies, CCT Navigators work to improve access to care for at-risk residents, many of whom suffer from substance abuse, chronic medical or mental health conditions, are homeless, or frequently utilize the emergency department (ED). Approximately 80 percent of CCT clients have a substance abuse diagnosis, and 40 percent have a psychiatric diagnosis.