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Screening for Social Determinants of Health

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD It’s important that physicians screen for problems related to the critical social determinants of health. Those are the circumstances in which people live and work, such as food insecurity, housing insecurity, and transportation, that have been shown to have twice the impact on […]

Care Coordination Forum Inspires Change

By: Susan Roman, RN, MPH It was truly inspiring to see so many dedicated child service professionals attend our statewide Care Coordination Forum: Transforming Children’s Healthcare in Our Communities. This forum, with support from the Connecticut Health Foundation, was a first of its kind initiative to enhance awareness […]

Building Systems to Strengthen Children

By: Erin Cornell, MPH People often ask us, “What do you mean by ‘system-building?’” It’s a tough concept to explain. Maybe an example would help. As part of our efforts at the Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health to promote optimal healthy development, one of our programs, […]