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Pride Month

Honoring Pride Month With Kids

Pride Month provides an opportunity to teach children about the tremendous contributions and accomplishments of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) during past and present times. At Connecticut Children’s, we honor Pride Month with our team members, patients and […]

Women Physicians Address Diaper Insecurity

Women physicians and surgeons at Connecticut Children’s recently teamed up to raise awareness about diaper insecurity and collect diapers for families in need. The PoWER group, which is Connecticut Children’s affinity group for women physicians, and the Women in Surgery group, which is Connecticut Children’s affinity group for […]

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Connecticut Children’s is committed to breaking the cycle of violence and increasing safety in Connecticut communities. As part of that, Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) received $2 million in funding from the city of Hartford in March 2022 to oversee the Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program (HVIP) Strengthening […]

Oral Health Equals Overall Health

By: Laura Marin-Ruiz, DDS, MHA Good oral health is crucial to a child’s overall health and development, yet disparities exist among children based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. This article explores the link between oral health and overall health in children, dental health disparities, and strategies pediatricians […]