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Holiday Toy Safety

By: Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPA If you are like me, playing with your child is often a highlight of the holidays. From when my children were very young to their teenage years, I enjoyed teaching them how to ride a bike, play chess, and even assemble their first […]

Building Brains One Book at a Time

It is among the most important gifts a child can receive – the gift of literacy. Maricelys Turner Vargas, age 2, and her younger sister Nariah are among the first Hartford children to enroll in the monthly book-gifting program Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The program includes chapters across […]

Advancing Equity through Advocacy

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD and Marcus Smith Encouraging our public officials to address the needs of children, in contrast to prioritizing their voting constituents, is a daunting challenge. Despite the often-cited truth that “children are our future,” support for children’s issues is often lacking and demands that […]