Can There Be Too Many Care Coordinators?

By: Lisa Honigfeld, PhD When care is well coordinated, children and their families can easily access health care and community services to ensure optimal health and development. Effective care coordination increases the likelihood that families will follow up with specialists and early intervention services when needed. Care coordination also helps families avoid duplication and unnecessary…

Ahead of the Curve in Redefining Community Benefits

By: Paul Dworkin, MD In this age of health care reform, it is crucial for all nonprofit hospitals to take a fresh look at how they fulfill federal requirements for documenting how they benefit their communities to secure tax exempt status. It’s something we’ve already been doing for quite a while here at the Connecticut…

What is Good Program Definition?

By: Scott Orsey Are you struggling to explain your program to potential supporters? Is your program a wild success and worthy of replication, but others just don’t get it? Are you looking to put pen to paper and document your program? A quick internet search will turn up a number of articles that step through…

Promoting Children’s Optimal Healthy Development

A chat with Paul Dworkin, MD, executive vice president for community child health at Connecticut Children’s, director of the Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health  and founding director of the Help Me Grow® National Center Connecticut Children’s Medical Center launched the Office for Community Child Health in August 2012 as part of its commitment…

The Layers of Children’s Optimal Healthy Development

When it comes to promoting the optimal healthy development of children, there are many layers to consider that go beyond the parameters of traditional medical care. Here at Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, we embrace an approach that takes into account all of the influences affecting children’s healthy development. To give you a…

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….