Defining Innovation to Foster Success

By: Jacquelyn M. Rose, MPH I just finished watching author Steven Johnson’s TED Talk “Where Good Ideas Come From” from TEDGlobal 2010, and was immediately reminded of the importance of having a strong innovation definition and a blog authored by my colleague Scott Orsey, What is Good Program Definition?. In the blog, Scott argues good…

Social Innovation Spotlight: Lactation Innovations

Social Innovation Spotlight is a quarterly feature launched by Connecticut Children’s Advancing Kids Innovation Program to highlight the contributions of social innovators promoting the health and well-being of children, families and communities. In her recent blog post, Breastfeeding is Best!, Nancy Trout, MD highlights the health benefits of breastfeeding for infants and mothers. She also…

If You Love Children…

By: Jacquelyn M. Rose, MPH It’s not enough to be an early care and education professional because you love working with children. If you love children, you must leverage your view, your voice, and your visibility to improve the systems and quality of services for young children and families. While a variety of words and…

Social Innovation Spotlight: Hartford Promise Integrated College Success Model

Innovation Spotlight is a new quarterly feature launched by Connecticut Children’s Advancing Kids Innovation Program to highlight the contributions of social innovators promoting the health and well-being of children, families and communities. Innovation Description: Hartford Promise is an integrated college success model that seeks not only to help Hartford public school students finance their college…

Introducing Our Social Innovation Spotlight

By: Jacquelyn M. Rose We recently highlighted the importance of networks when cultivating and supporting social innovations in the blog, Supporting Networks of Innovators Addressing Social Needs, citing Steven Johnson’s quote, “If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come from just giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.” This…