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 region.

Connecticut Children’s pioneered an innovative Community Child Health model that address critical issues affecting the health, development and well-being of children. This nationally-recognized model helps keep children safer and healthier. It also empowers community pediatricians to provide better primary care, so that together we can succeed.

Patients and families have benefited from Connecticut Children’s ongoing clinical and community-focused growth. New construction and extended patient services have expanded our capabilities, throughout Connecticut, Western MA and Eastern NY. 

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. Such reporting is required of all not-for-profit hospitals under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501®. In addition to these formal reports, Connecticut Children’s gathers information from research, participation on advisory councils, boards of directors and professional networks, continuous monitoring of clinical trends, and ongoing dialogue with health and community leaders to guide decision making about current and prospective community activities.

At Connecticut Children's, we embrace the importance of addressing healthcare disparities in the community and ensuring a focus on equity in all we do. Learn more about our community-oriented work over the years by viewing our Community Benefit Reports.