On 27th April 2019, SSIO volunteers from the Greater Hartford Sathya Sai Center in Hartford, Connecticut partnered with Grace Lutheran Church and Wheeler Clinic to offer free health screening in the neighbourhood. The Grace Lutheran Church which hosts a free dinner every Friday night serves as a natural network for the local underserved population, who have difficulty in accessing the clinic during weekdays.
The event brought together 10 volunteer physicians in several specialties, and SSIO volunteers including SSE students who provided health screening to 35 patients. Healthcare services included blood pressure and glucose testing, body mass index (BMI) tests, dental examinations, paediatric examinations, nutrition advising, and yoga exercises to handle stress, which turned out to be the most popular attraction. The feedback from the neighbourhood, as well as the staff at Grace Lutheran Church and Wheeler Clinic, was universally positive and encouraging.