Grant Funded Projects Will Test Ways Pediatric Primary Care Can Contribute to Population Health
CHDI awarded funding to two pediatric primary care projects designed to inform Connecticut’s move to bundled, value-based payment. The projects test the feasibility of delivering services in pediatric primary care that could support health promotion and prevention and are not currently paid for by Medicaid and commercial insurance. Funding for these grants includes $50,000 from the Children’s Fund (CHDI's parent organization) and $25,000 from the Connecticut Health Foundation and was the result of a competitive RFP application process administered by CHDI.
Establishing Circle of Security Groups in Pediatric Offices, Rocky Hill Pediatrics, LLC: Under the direction of Kathyrn Litwin, M.D., this project will examine the feasibility of supporting pediatric primary care sites in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Manchester, Waterbury and Enﬁeld in implementing Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P), an evidence-based model of promoting socio-emotional competence among children and caretakers.
Words and More! Southwest Community Health Center, Inc: Under the direction of Dara Richards, M.D., Words and More! will coordinate and expand a variety of evidence-based early literacy programs in Bridgeport including establishing connections with pediatric primary care.
The Child Health and Development Institute is a catalyst for improving the health, mental health and early care systems for children in Connecticut. We advance and inform improvements in primary and preventive pediatric health and mental health care programs, practice and policy in Connecticut, with particular focus on disadvantaged or underserved children and their families.