Category: Health Promotion

Enhancing Care Through Quality Improvement

By: Eminet Gurganus, MPH Connecticut Children’s is committed to assisting primary care and subspecialty providers improve the services they provide to children through a data-driven, quality improvement approach. Our Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) program, which is part of the Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health (the Office), […]

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 kids 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 […]

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 […]