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…

An Auspicious Convergence Of Roles

By: Paul Dworkin, MD I am honored to recently be elected chair of the board of directors of the Urban League of Greater Hartford (ULGH), a proud affiliate of the National Urban League (NUL).  I have been a member of the board since 2012 and am now excited to take the lead in guiding the…

Hazards of Hot Cars

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH The statistics are alarming. On average, 37 children die from heat stroke every summer in the United States after getting trapped inside hot cars. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center embraces every opportunity to get the word out about the need to prevent such tragedies as part of our “Where’s Baby? Look…

Petit Fellows Learn Injury Prevention

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH This summer, the Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) hosted six remarkable female college students as part of The Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship.  Through literature review, lectures, and hands on experiences, the Petit Fellows learned about injury and violence prevention and the work of the IPC. As…

Serving All Families and All Family Members by Engaging Fathers

  By: Von Jessee, MA We are sharing this blog from our Help Me Grow National Center website. The National Center is one of a variety of programs that make up the Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health. I recently had the opportunity to be a guest blogger for Help Me Grow Utah, addressing…

Trampoline Trouble

At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, our research is once again making national headlines. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics, co-authored by Connecticut Children’s emergency physicians Steven Rogers, MD, and Jesse Sturm, MD, and pediatric emergency medicine fellow Kathryn Kasmire, MD, documented a sharp increase in injuries at trampoline parks across the country. During…