Category: Promoting 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.

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 […]

What is Good Program Definition?

By: Scott Orsey Are you struggling to explain your program to potential supporters? Is your program a wild success and worthy of replication, but others just don’t get it? Are you looking to put pen to paper and document your program? A quick internet search will turn up […]