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Health and Happiness

By: Lisa Honigfeld, PhD Results from the fourth annual World Happiness Report are in. Based on a worldwide Gallup poll, the results rank 156 countries according to their state of happiness. Unfortunately the United States, which ranked 13 in happiness, fell to 85 in the well-being rankings. Countries’ […]

Public Policy Advocacy

By: Eminet Gurganus, MPH We have had extraordinary opportunities at the local, state and national levels to speak with policy makers in an effort to effect change to promote the optimal healthy development of children. One of those opportunities took place recently in Hartford where Connecticut Children’s Medical […]

Poverty and Child Health

By: Scott Orsey The American Academy of Pediatrics just released its first ever policy statement on poverty which now recommends pediatricians screen for poverty risk factors. It is significant that health sector leaders, such as the AAP, are making powerful statements on the contribution of the social determinants […]

Powerful Forces: Gravity and Child Health

By: Scott Orsey Big news hit the scientific community in February. One hundred years after Albert Einstein first predicted their existence in his groundbreaking theory of general relativity, scientists detected gravitational waves for the first time. The implications for this discovery are huge. In addition to validating the […]

The Office’s Three Roles

By: Scott Orsey Promoting the optimal healthy development of children. That’s what we do here at the Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health. It sounds fairly straightforward, right? Getting kids programs and services to help them achieve their best outcomes. However, in reality, accomplishing that mission is […]