About Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health Enhancing systems and innovating solutions that promote the health, development and well-being of children and their families. Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is a national leader in addressing contemporary issues that have the potential to adversely affect children’s 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 child- and family-serving systems. Through the Office, Connecticut Children’s invests in building comprehensive systems that ensure families have access to community-based programs, resources and services that promote their children’s optimal healthy development. Our Mission The Office for Community Child Health positions Connecticut Children’s as a trusted community resource and partner by developing, promoting, supporting, evaluating, and disseminating innovative, effective community-oriented programs and services; advancing social and racial equity; and addressing children’s critical health and well-being needs. Our Model The Office oversees a variety of community-oriented programs that address a wide range of factors that influence children’s healthy development. Those programs, and their community-based partners, not only focus on the traditional areas of child health services, family support, and early care and education, but also touch other sectors including food and nutrition, housing, economic development, child welfare, and transportation. The Office takes a three-pronged approach to promoting children’s optimal healthy development: Strengthening existing community-oriented programs. Facilitating synergies among those programs. Serving as an innovation incubator for promising approaches that improve short- and long-term health outcomes for children. The Office serves as a model for other children’s hospitals to follow in terms of demonstrating their community benefit. The Office’s model offers a strategic approach that connects its programs, innovations, research and evaluation in response to identified critical community needs. Also, the Office’s focus on promotive, preventive and cost-effective models of care for children is necessary given the shift in healthcare towards accountable care that emphasizes keeping populations healthy. The Office takes an active leadership role in informing population health efforts at the local, state and national levels. Connect with Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health For insights into the work of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, visit our blog, Advancing Kids, or follow us on Facebook: @ConnecticutChildrensCommunityHealth or on Twitter: @advancingkids.