The Power of Care Coordination in Helping Families Thrive

By: Susan Roman, RN, MPH Families can find it overwhelming to arrange all of the medical care and social services needed for their children. Care coordinators offer powerful advocacy and support to help ease that burden for families. At Connecticut Children’s Center for Care Coordination, we are committed to embracing a cross-sector approach to advance…

Social Innovation Spotlight: Hartford Promise Integrated College Success Model

Innovation Spotlight is a new quarterly feature launched by Connecticut Children’s Advancing Kids Innovation Program to highlight the contributions of social innovators promoting the health and well-being of children, families and communities. Innovation Description: Hartford Promise is an integrated college success model that seeks not only to help Hartford public school students finance their college…

A Pound of Cure… How Might We Pay For an Ounce of Prevention?

By: Jesse Chandna and Scott Orsey Social determinants of health, the circumstances in which people live and work, have a profound impact on the overall outcomes of children and their families. That is why Connecticut Children’s Medical Center places a priority not only on addressing the medical and surgical needs of young patients, but also…

Manchester Embraces Healthy Homes Support

By: Marcus Smith All year, we will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program (Healthy Homes) by shining a spotlight on those who have helped us fulfill our mission to make Connecticut’s homes safe and healthy. Since 2003, Healthy Homes has helped over 2,500 families. We are proud to count the…

Fighting the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

By: Nancy Trout, MD Despite interventions at the national, state, and local levels, the tide of childhood obesity continues to swell. Given the current level of childhood obesity, simulated models of growth trajectories across the life course predict that 57 percent of today’s children will be obese at 35 years of age. Development of obesity…