Supporting Networks of Innovators Addressing Social Needs

By: Jacquelyn M. Rose, MPH As Steven Johnson, author of “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation” said, “If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come from just giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.” That’s exactly the kind of opportunity the Early Childhood Innovation Prize…

Death in the Back Seat

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH There’s no doubt about it, seat belt use among drivers and passengers in vehicles saves lives. However, there’s a gap in Connecticut’s current law that should be fixed. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have made it mandatory for adult passengers riding in the back seat of vehicles to…

Ensuring Health Care Access Through Parent Mentors

By: Glenn Flores, MD, FAAP More than 4.8 million American children lack health insurance, which is six percent of our population. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program have made great strides in getting more children enrolled in public health insurance programs. However, with 72 percent of those uninsured children eligible for such programs, much…