Connecticut

 How Connecticut is Implementing Bright Futures

Ensuring Quality Care in School-Based Health Centers

Connecticut's Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program, housed in the Department of Public Health (DPH), partners with school-based health centers (SBHCs) across the state to educate parents on the importance of well-child visits. This effort includes sending flyers/brochures out with annual enrollment packets and disseminating relevant information through local SBHC advisory boards. The DPH will also partner with SBHCs to engage in health education activities on the individual and group levels, as well as provide provision regarding Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition adherence, a required standard for all DPH funded SBHCs. Strategies will be implemented to promote adolescent and well-child visits, principally through the SBHC model. ​

 Contacts:

Connecticut AAP Chapter
www.ct-aap.org

For more information about maternal and child health activities in your state, visit the Health Resources and Services Administration's Web site to find local contact information for the Maternal and Child Health and Children With Special Health Care Needs representatives.