Category: Social Innovation

Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health places great focus on advancing social innovation to promote optimal health, development and well-being for children. We work to identify and support innovators as they develop promising solutions to address existing gaps in programs and services available to children and families. We also strive to help innovators bring their work to scale for maximum impact once their innovations are proven successful.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]