Health Equity

Connecticut Family Support Network

2011 - $5,000

In Connecticut, 16 percent of children birth to 17 years (roughly 133,000), has some kind of special physical or mental health care need. Among that 16 percent, an estimated 40,000 are children of color, predominantly of Latino and African American descent. Many of these children lack adequate health insurance to pay for services, and their parents do not feel providers treat them as partners in their care. The Connecticut Family Support Network (CFSN) has created the Strengthening Conversations to Promote Systems Change Project to enhance the growth and development of such children through responsive public policy and improved access to optimal care and services in their own communities. The project will specifically target the involvement from families for the greatest support.