Care Coordination Forum Inspires Change

By: Susan Roman, RN, MPH It was truly inspiring to see so many dedicated child service professionals attend our statewide Care Coordination Forum: Transforming Children’s Healthcare in Our Communities. This forum, with support from the Connecticut Health Foundation, was a first of its kind initiative to enhance awareness […]

Building Systems to Strengthen Children

By: Erin Cornell, MPH People often ask us, “What do you mean by ‘system-building?’” It’s a tough concept to explain. Maybe an example would help. As part of our efforts at the Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health to promote optimal healthy development, one of our programs, […]

Protective Factors Strengthen Families

By: Eminet Gurganus, MPH There is growing recognition that the foundations of a healthy, productive life are built in early childhood. There is also a growing understanding that in order to help at-risk children succeed, our interventions must build on parents’ strengths to overcome adversity from social and […]