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 […]

Health and Happiness

By: Lisa Honigfeld, PhD Results from the fourth annual World Happiness Report are in. Based on a worldwide Gallup poll, the results rank 156 countries according to their state of happiness. Unfortunately the United States, which ranked 13 in happiness, fell to 85 in the well-being rankings. Countries’ […]