Gun Buyback Aims to Make Connecticut a Safer Place to Live

By: Brendan T. Campbell, MD, MPH As a pediatric surgeon at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center who cares for injured children and adults, I see gun violence at its worst. All too often, the victims of gun violence arrive at our trauma center with irreparable injuries and all we can do is try to pick up…

Engaging Local Public Health Agencies and Community-Based Organizations to Promote Children’s Optimal Healthy Development

By: Jacquelyn M. Rose, MPH Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health (the Office) and representatives from four of its programs had the opportunity to participate in the recent Connecticut Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Conference. The theme of this year’s meeting was “From Patients to Population Health – Disparities Matter.” The day included…

I Wonder Why Not a “Child Health Services First” Agenda?

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD I was interested to read the recent announcement of Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James E. Ryan that he will depart Harvard at the end of the academic year to become president of the University of Virginia. Before joining Harvard, he was the Matheson & Morgenthau Distinguished Professor at…

The Call for System Leadership

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD I am privileged to serve on the Leadership Council of the North Hartford Triple Aim Collaborative, an important, place-based initiative to promote the health and well-being of all residents of Hartford’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. In preparation for an upcoming meeting, the convening backbone organization shared an article on system leadership…