The first full-time Executive Director, Arvind Shaw, is hired and the Fiscal and Human Resources departments are brought in-house.
The Across the Smiles Mobile Dental van begins providing care in the Northeastern corner. More than $1 million in new federal funding is received to expand medical capacity and services to HIV and Homeless populations.
The Migrant/Farmworker program is introduced by Generations in the Windham area. Generations participates in the Health Disparities Collaborative, sponsored by the Bureau of Primary Health Care, with a focus on Diabetes. Generations receives federal grants to support the start-up of the Ryan White HIV program and expand Health care to the Homeless services in Willimantic.
The Danielson site is relocated to larger quarters at 54 Reynolds Street. With Expanded Medical Capacity funds, the Willimantic site undergoes renovations to add an additional seven exam rooms, lab, and offices.
Generations sees over 40,000 patient visits across the service area.
Generations receives Department of Children and Families funding to launch a new Foster Care Clinic, which would begin our work in behavioral health care.
A Rural Heath Outreach grant is awarded to develop The Across the Smiles-Windham program, providing oral health care to Windham schools and community sites. The Health Center purchases more than three acres in Willimantic, positioning the agency to build a future facility for relocation of services.
The Health Care Access and Promotions department expands with the development of the Children with Special Health Care Needs and Smoking Cessation programs. New specialty clinics are implemented at the Willimantic site, providing orthopaedics and women’s health services. The Public/Private Partnership begins with a local private dentist in Putnam, increasing access to restorative dental care.