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Our Social Innovation Spotlight Highlights Corrine Sutula and Molly Deptula, who are pictured together at the National Invention Convention.

Social Innovation Spotlight: Young Inventors

By: Jacquelyn M. Rose, MPH Connecticut Children’s Advancing Kids Innovation Program’s Social Innovation Spotlight highlights the contributions of social innovators in promoting the health and well-being of children and families. Our 3rd Social Innovation Spotlight is a double-feature, which highlights the contributions of two compassionate emerging leaders, innovators, […]

School Bus Stop Safety

By: Amy Watkins, MPH Across the country, people are talking about school bus stop safety. Tragically, in a short three-day span, crashes took the lives of five children at their bus stops. This makes us wonder, are we doing enough to ensure children’s safety as they travel to […]

Healthy Homes Expands Statewide

By: Marcus Smith As we celebrate our 15th year of service to low-income homeowners in Connecticut, we are excited to announce that Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program is expanding statewide. Our announcement comes during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, a week in which we, and other similar organizations […]

Promoting the Power of Play

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH As a component of the Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) program, we include playing with young infants and toddlers and encouraging physical activity as part of a comprehensive obesity prevention strategy. Coupled with breastfeeding promotion and the healthy introduction of complementary foods […]