Community Benefits

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 health care in Connecticut reaches far beyond our walls and into communities across the state.

Connecticut Children’s pioneered an innovative Community Child Health model which leads research, development and delivery of robust outreach programs that address critical health issues affecting Connecticut’s children. This model, which serves as an example for other children’s hospitals nationwide, helps keep children safer and empowers community pediatricians to provide better primary care, so that together we can succeed in making children in Connecticut the healthiest in the nation.

Patients of families from every corner of Connecticut, and now Massachusetts, have benefitted from Connecticut Children’s ongoing growth. New construction and extended patient services have expanded our capabilities, throughout Connecticut and southern New England.

As the primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine department of pediatrics, Connecticut Children’s is an asset to the state’s academic environment. Students of medicine and related fields benefit from access to our specialized pediatric environment, including our advanced facilities and highly skilled staff. We help educate the health care professionals who will care for Connecticut’s children for years to come and advise policy-makers about community needs that affect the present and future.

Connecticut Children's Medical Center was a founding member of a local consortium that collaborated on conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment for the City of Hartford. The Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501 ® requires all not-for-profit hospitals to conduct such periodic assessments of health needs. In addition to this formal assessment, Connecticut Children’s gathers information from research, participation on Advisory Councils, Boards of Directors and professional Networks, continuous monitoring of trends in its clinics and Emergency Departments, and ongoing dialogue with key informants, to help guide decision making about current and prospective community benefit activities.