About CHDI

Overview

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MEANINGFUL CHANGE: MEASURABLE RESULTS

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) improves the health and well-being of  children and families. 

Our goal is to build stronger, more effective, and more equitable health and behavioral health systems that result in better outcomes for children and families.

We accomplish this through research, evaluation, training and technical assistance, and demonstration projects that inform system change.

Together with our partners, CHDI:

  • Strengthens SystemsWe collaborate to deliver innovations that improve the accessibility, effectiveness, and equity of Connecticut’s child-serving systems.
  • Improves PracticeWe work with state agencies and providers to identify and disseminate evidence-based behavioral health treatments and best practice improvements that result in equitable and optimal care for children and families.
  • Reforms Policy: We analyze and advance policies that reflect the best of what science and experience teaches us.

CHDI works in close partnership with the state’s leading medical schools, children’s hospitals, policymakers, state agencies, child-serving organizations and advocates to achieve our goals.

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Jeffrey Vanderploeg, Ph.D. - President & CEO
jvanderploeg@uchc.edu
860-679-1542