Connecticut Children’s Office for Community
Innovating systems and programs that promote children’s healthy development
Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is a national leader in addressing critical contemporary issues that have the potential to adversely affect children’s health and development.
What We Do
Through the work of the Office for Community Child Health, Connecticut Children’s works to build stronger child-serving systems and cultivates innovative and cost-effective solutions that close existing gaps in care.
The Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health (the Office) addresses critical contemporary issues in children’s lives that have the potential to adversely affect their health and development.
The Office not only serves as a critical community resource, but also cultivates innovative and cost-effective solutions to address existing gaps in our health care and child service systems. Its work helps to build a stronger support system for children and their families.
Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is led by Paul Dworkin, MD, a nationally renowned developmental pediatrician.
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Commentary on Value-Based Care
Our Paul Dworkin, MD, founding director of the Help Me Grow National Center, partnered with other leading child development experts to help inform the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) ongoing exploration of alternative payment model concepts for pediatrics that prioritize value-based reimbursements over traditional fee-for-service models. Dworkin and colleagues analyzed 16 responses to a March 2017 Request for Information issued by CMMI and are now detailing eight common themes they identified in this commentary and paper.
Community Benefit Report
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center not only provides superior medical and surgical care for our patients, but we also place a priority on strengthening families, physician practices, and communities across Connecticut. Our 2016 Community Benefit Report details the many ways in which we do that. It also includes an insert highlighting the accomplishments of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, which is a national leader in supporting children’s hospitals in promoting children’s optimal healthy development. Read our report and insert here: