Connecticut Children’s is committed to helping children reach their full potential. Our efforts to keep children well and thriving, known as “population health”, include: 

  • strengthening families and communities through partnerships so they are best positioned to support children’s optimal health, development and well-being.
  • advancing initiatives that address the social determinants of health, such as healthy housing, food and nutrition, early literacy, and violence prevention, that are known to have a profound impact on child health and development.
  • helping community pediatricians and family practitioners provide the highest quality of care to children.
  • advancing equity in healthcare and beyond. 
  • engaging all sectors, beyond child health services, that impact children’s outcomes.

Our Population Health Work Includes

Although we are known for our state-of-the-art medical and surgical practices, we are also committed to keeping children in their communities healthy so they won’t need our clinical services. Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is nationally recognized to impact child health, development and well-being, such as housing, transportation, food and nutrition, and family support services.

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Mental Health

At Connecticut Children’s, we specialize in the mental health needs of children, teens, and young adults. We take these issues as seriously as any form of health care, and work together with families and pediatric specialists to help children on their mental health journey.

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Care Network

As a team, the Connecticut Children’s Care Network establishes the best practices to provide more coordinated care. The network aims to improve efficiency, safety, and the fiscal health of the healthcare system for physicians and patients. This primary care pediatrician-led organization works to improve patient care for children around the region.

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One of the most effective ways to make our communities better for children, now and in the future, is legislative advocacy. At Connecticut Children’s we support laws and policies that are good for children, such as those that help prevent injuries or improve access to health care.

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The Community Health Needs Assessment Guides Us 

Connecticut Children’s board certified physicians and highly trained specialists provide advanced clinical and surgical care to children of all ages. However, the impact we make on healthcare in Connecticut reaches far beyond our walls and into communities across the state. Connecticut Children’s conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years and reports progress in addressing needs identified in those assessments through annual Community Benefit Reports. Learn More