Connecticut Children’s Hosts Forum to Enhance Care Coordination Efforts for Children

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2017
Media Contact:

Monica Buchanan, Director of Communications
(860) 837-5701;

Debra Dudack, Communications Specialist
(860) 837-6225;

Families often struggle to find the necessary medical, developmental, behavioral and social services to help their children develop to their full potential. Care coordinators help families overcome that challenge by connecting them to needed supports both inside and outside of a hospital setting. Connecticut Children’s Center for Care Coordination (the Center) is a statewide leader in connecting families to the healthcare and community-based programs that can help their children thrive. Now, the Center is sharing its expertise with professionals from around the state through its 2nd annual Care Coordination Forum.

Our Care Coordination Forum will feature general sessions on how to strengthen families by enhancing protective factors proven to improve health outcomes; and the importance of using a two-generation approach to improve outcomes for low-income families. Additionally, six breakout sessions will highlight diverse community programs that address the physical and mental health of children and adolescents, including a presentation by Sandy Hook Promise.

Care Coordination Forum
Building Networks, Building Stronger Families
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Sheraton South Hotel
100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT
9:00am to 5:30pm

“We are excited to bring this forum back for a second year and hope to make it an annual event,” said Susan Roman, RN, MPH, the program director of Connecticut Children’s Center for Care Coordination. “We feel care coordination is critical to improving health outcomes for all children. We look forward to spreading the word to providers, community partners, and institutions beyond Connecticut Children’s about the importance of working together to strengthen families to empower them to be the best that they can be.”

Connecticut Children’s Center for Care Coordination is part of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health.

Interviews at the forum are available upon request.

About Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children. Connecticut Children’s is a nationally recognized not-for-profit with a medical staff of more than 1,000 providing comprehensive, world-class health care in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is a research partner of Jackson Laboratory. Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is a national leader in community-based prevention and wellness programs.

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