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…