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Hartford Courant Op-Ed by Jeff Vanderploeg: We Need to Meet the Needs of Children's Behavioral Health

CHDI's President and CEO, Jeff Vanderploeg authored an op-ed in the Hartford Courant on December 18, 2022 entitled "We Need to Meet the Behavioral Health Needs of Children." 

In the op-ed, Jeff reflects on children's behavioral health ten years after the Newtown tragedy and eight years after Connecticut's Behavioral Health Plan for Children was accepted by the legislature. 

"Each year, legislators and policymakers can be overwhelmed by hundreds of ideas to fix the children’s behavioral health system. In the coming years, sustained investments in three categories will have the most impact."- Jeff Vanderploeg, President and CEO, Child Health and Development Institute.


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