An Overview of the Office

The Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is dedicated to addressing critical contemporary issues in children’s day to day lives that have the potential to adversely affect their health and development. The Office is gaining national attention for its innovative programs and is serving as a role […]

School Bus Stop Safety

By: Amy Watkins, MPH Across the country, people are talking about school bus stop safety. Tragically, in a short three-day span, crashes took the lives of five children at their bus stops. This makes us wonder, are we doing enough to ensure children’s safety as they travel to […]

Healthy Homes Expands Statewide

By: Marcus Smith As we celebrate our 15th year of service to low-income homeowners in Connecticut, we are excited to announce that Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program is expanding statewide. Our announcement comes during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, a week in which we, and other similar organizations […]

Promoting the Power of Play

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH As a component of the Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) program, we include playing with young infants and toddlers and encouraging physical activity as part of a comprehensive obesity prevention strategy. Coupled with breastfeeding promotion and the healthy introduction of complementary foods […]