Our Work

Office for Community Child Health

PARTNERING TO KEEP CHILDREN HEALTHY

CHDI is partnering with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to promote a new model for connecting children’s hospitals to their communities.

The Office for Community Child Health (OCCH) at Connecticut Children’s:

  • Cultivates a health system that works hard to keep children healthy and out of the hospital by addressing health across all settings where children live, learn and play
  • Brings together 12 of Connecticut Children’s community-oriented health programs (many of which began in collaboration with CHDI) under one umbrella with the goals of integration, innovation and systems change
  • Allows CHDI and Connecticut Children’s to partner in nurturing innovation, helping community providers deliver quality services, and supporting broad dissemination of proven practices in Connecticut and beyond

The OCCH is led by Paul Dworkin, MD, Executive Vice President for Community Child Health at Connecticut Children’s and Lisa Honigfeld, Ph.D., Vice President for Health Initiatives at CHDI.

OCCH Innovations

Through our partnership with Connecticut Children’s, we bring promising innovations to scale:

In addition to innovation, OCCH encourages synergy and integration among existing community-oriented programs:

Contact us to learn more about OCCH and our current or upcoming initiatives.


Lisa Honigfeld - Vice President for Health Initiatives
honigfeld@uchc.edu
860-679-1523
Paul Dworkin - Executive Vice President of Community Child Health at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and CHDI Senior Fellow