Category: Child Health

Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health engages in promoting optimal health, development and well-being of all children. The Office does this by enhancing cross-sector collaboration to build stronger systems of support for children and families, by strengthening families to ensure children have an opportunity to reach their full potential, and by advancing innovative solutions that address gaps related to the social needs of children and families.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Visits Connecticut Children’s

Acting Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle visited Connecticut Children’s Medical Center recently along with Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal to raise awareness about the crucial need to keep children safe. Buerkle’s visit highlighted Connecticut Children’s commitment to ensuring children stay healthy and injury free. That commitment […]

Hazards of Hot Cars

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH The statistics are alarming. On average, 37 children die from heat stroke every summer in the United States after getting trapped inside hot cars. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center embraces every opportunity to get the word out about the need to prevent such tragedies […]

Connecticut’s Healthiest Kids

Children in Connecticut are among the healthiest in the country. That’s according to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  The report ranks Connecticut fifth in terms of overall child well-being and was featured in the Hartford Courant.  Our state came in right behind […]

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 […]