Tag: Connecticut Children’s

Sugary Drinks

Time to Rethink Our Sugary Drinks

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH Sugar sweetened beverages, including sodas, fruit drinks, sport drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened coffees and teas are contributing to an undue level of poor health. Sugary drinks account for approximately 36% of added sugar in the American diet. Because liquid sugar is processed […]

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Addressing Community Needs to Promote Well-Being

As we celebrate 25 years of service to children and families in 2021, Connecticut Children’s proudly continues our long-standing commitment to strengthening families to promote optimal child health, development, and well-being. In addition to providing high quality clinical, medical, and surgical care to accomplish this goal, Connecticut Children’s […]

Learning is Fun!

Making it Safe for All

By: Scott Orsey Change is hard, especially where structure creates imbalance in perspectives, power and impact. When years of good intentions yield underwhelming results, it is time to question the approach. In this four-part blog series, Scott Orsey explores the model used by scientists to measure health and well-being […]

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Determinants of X

By: Scott Orsey Change is hard, especially where structure creates imbalance in perspectives, power and impact. When years of good intentions yield underwhelming results related to health and well-being outcomes, it is time to question the approach. In this four-part blog series, Scott Orsey explores the model used by […]

Center of the Universe

We Are Not the Center of the Universe

By: Scott Orsey Change is hard, especially where structure creates imbalance in perspectives, power and impact. When years of good intentions yield underwhelming results for children and families, it is time to question the approach. In this four-part blog series, Scott Orsey explores the model used by scientists to […]

Medicaid Birthday

Happy Birthday, Medicaid!

By: Emily Boushee and Jane Baird Our nation’s Medicaid program has reached an important milestone. It just turned 56 years old! Medicaid continues to need our support to ensure children and families have the best opportunity to thrive. Medicaid Then and Now On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon […]