Approximately 100 early child professionals, funders and policymakers gathered at the Starting Early / Starting Now: Designing Policy for the Best Start in Life for Connecticut's Children working summit on November 5th in West Hartford. The summit was designed to spark ideas and strategies for translating research on early childhood experiences and infant attachment into effective policy solutions, and demonstrates the importance of cross-sector collaboration for achieving solutions to challenges in our communities.
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
FARMINGTON, CT -- The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) awarded $125,000 in grants to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary use of emergency departments by youth with behavioral health needs and explore the role of pediatric primary care in promoting population health.
NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA) has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB). The $50,000 grant will benefit CMHA’s capital campaign to help finance renovations at its new service building at 233 Main Street in downtown New Britain.
WELLESLEY, MA -- Physician practices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire will receive grant funding this year from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Quality Grants Program. Harvard Pilgrim’s 19th annual grant program will fund 11 initiatives up to $100,000 with each designed to improve care delivery and reduce costs within a variety of care delivery models.
HARTFORD, CT -- Thanks to an $80,000 grant funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) has been able to support the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Comprehensive Education and Needs Training (NASCENT) project. This project was created to educate clinicians about their role in decreasing opioid misuse, thus reducing the number of individuals exposed to opioids in the first place – a critical public health concern.
HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut Heath Foundation awards $260,000 in grants to seven organizations during the first quarter of the year.