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 model for similar initiatives in other states….

Assessing the Needs of Children with Asthma

By: Michelle Cloutier, MD Asthma is the most common chronic disease that children are diagnosed with, and it disproportionately affects minority populations from low income families. In order to better understand the successes and gaps in current asthma care, the Connecticut Children’s Asthma Center led a community collaborative to conduct a federally-funded Asthma Community Needs…

The Link Between Health Determinants and Early School Success

By: Paul Dworkin, MD It is widely recognized that the social determinants of health, which are circumstances in which people live and work, play a crucial role in children’s optimal healthy development. The Campaign for Grade Level Reading hosted a convening in Washington D.C. to explore how health determinants impact early school success and what…

Improving Outcomes for Victims of Domestic Violence

For the past six years, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence has honored men and women around the state for their work improving the lives of domestic violence victims in Connecticut. We are proud to announce that the First 100 Plus Class of 2016 includes our own Scott Orsey, the director of operations and strategy…

Our Path to Strengthening Families and Communities

At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, we are well known for the state of the art medical and surgical care we provide for the young patients who enter our doors. However, we also have a strong commitment beyond our hospital walls to strengthen families in the community we serve, and to strengthen the community as a…

From Violence Treatment to Violence Prevention

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, we see the impact of community and family violence often. We treat a variety of violence-related injuries which range from an infant who was physically abused by a parent or caretaker, to a child who was sexually abused by a stranger, to a teenager who…

New Center Helps Kids Exposed to Domestic Violence

By: Nina Livingston, MD and Karen Jarmoc, MA Children exposed to family violence often face lifelong negative consequences, including physical and psychological impairments that compromise their optimal healthy development and present a serious public health concern. This is a challenging public health and societal problem we are committed to addressing. To that end, we have…

Supporting Efforts to Advance Women and Girls

By: Paul Dworkin, MD The Aurora Foundation in Hartford, an organization dedicated to empowering women and girls by serving as a catalyst for change, is embarking on a new campaign to raise awareness about their mission and money to support their efforts. I am honored to have been selected as one of the local leaders…

Enhancing Care Through Quality Improvement

By: Eminet Gurganus, MPH Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is committed to assisting primary care and subspecialty providers improve the services they provide to children through a data-driven, quality improvement approach. Our Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) program, which is part of the Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health (the Office), accomplishes this through our application…

National Spotlight Shines on Connecticut Children’s

At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, our community-oriented programs are leading the way in terms of strengthening families and helping children reach their full potential.  Now, we are proud to announce that two of our programs just received national recognition for their work. The American Hospital Association selected the Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes program and the…

Leading Through Innovation

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center strives to innovate effective solutions to existing gaps in programs and services for children. Our innovation efforts, spearheaded by our Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, are strengthening families and making a difference in the lives of children locally, regionally and nationally. Our work is now featured in an interview…

Maximizing Your Grant Potential

By: Laura A. Friedeberg, MS The Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health has been fortunate to receive external funding from federal, state, and private sources. As many nonprofits know, it can be extremely valuable to solicit and receive support from others in the form of grants.  The process of obtaining the funding and reporting…