As the only freestanding children’s hospital in our state, Connecticut Children’s proudly continues to extend our impact in strengthening families so they are best positioned to promote their children’s health, development and well-being. Our best practices from the past year are now highlighted in our latest Community Benefit Report.

As you will see in the report, Connecticut Children’s commitment to addressing community needs received national recognition when the U.S. Department of Education awarded our organization a five-year, $30 million grant through the Promise Neighborhoods Program. Under the grant, Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is overseeing a multi-partner effort to create the North Hartford Ascend Pipeline, which will be a comprehensive cradle-to-career system that serves children and families in three neighborhoods in Hartford’s North End.

In addition, during the past year, Connecticut Children’s continued to help children and families navigate the COVID-19 pandemic by providing guidance to pediatricians across the state and providing educational resources to families. Our organization also vaccinated eligible children and team members for COVID-19. In addition, our experts responded to the escalating mental health challenges that occurred in children and youth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout all of our work, Connecticut Children’s continues to embrace the importance of addressing healthcare disparities and ensuring a focus on equity in all we do.

To learn more about our community-oriented work, click here to access Connecticut Children’s latest Community Benefit Report.