Hamden clinic set to revolutionize autism, special needs world – November 16, 2017
On September 18, 2017, the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health held its first annual Encore Conference. The Encore conference provided an opportunity for participants to learn about work related to school and/or child health that CSCH affiliates had presented previously at external conferences. It included a poster “encore” session (sharing work already presented […]
CSCH is sponsoring media training for affiliates interested in enhancing skills in effective dissemination and promotion of their work. We are pleased to partner with Drs. Rory McGloin and Stephen Stifano in the Department of Communication, who will lead attendees throughout the fall semester in developing knowledge of effective communication and using skills to produce […]
State Leaders Attend Symposium on Childhood Trauma, Mental Health – May 26, 2017
November 16, 2016 CSCH, in collaboration with the Neag School of Education, hosted a free screening of the documentary film Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. Additional sponsors included UConn’s Office of Public Engagement, InCHIP, Achieve Hartford!, and the Clifford Beers Clinic. The documentary film chronicles the work done by researchers […]
The Connecticut School Health Survey (CSHS) surveys students in grades 6-12 about behavior and tobacco use. The surveys have been administered since 2005.
The state’s version of Healthy People 2020 provides a framework for health promotion and disease prevention in the current decade, with overarching themes of health equity and social determinants of health.
An annual report on school health services in Connecticut.
The 2016 CT School Breakfast Report Card lists the percentage of schools that participate in the program.
Publications include updates on the HUSKY CT program and the impact of CT budgets on health and education programs for children and families.
Publications include brief reports on subjects such as mental health, obesity, and asthma.
The Connecticut Civic Health Index is a report published under the auspices of the National Conference of Citizenship (NCoC), in partnership with Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Everyday Democracy, DataHaven, and other members of the Connecticut Civic Health Advisory Group.
DataHaven’s mission is to improve quality of life by collecting, interpreting and sharing public data for effective decision-making.
The Office of Public Engagement at the University of Connecticut was awarded a renewable grant from the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania for the formation of New England University Assisted Community School Collaborative (NE UACSC).
Funded by USDA SNAP-Ed, local foundations, AmeriCorps and private donations, Husky Sport is a sport based youth development program operating as a community-campus partnership between Hartford’s North End and UConn’s Neag School of Education. Husky Sport emphasizes nutritional education, physical activity, transferrable life skills, and academic enrichment with K-12 grade students both in school and […]
A novel immersive videogame, also known as exergaming, integrates the excitement of gaming and the physical activity of bicycling. The primary goal of this study is to determine if a fitness experience delivered via the novel exergaming fitness bicycle will be perceived positively and enjoyed by normal weight and overweight/obese children aged 11-13 years. For […]
The overall objective is to establish the preliminary effectiveness of a video-based exercise intervention, or “BrainErgizersTM,” that can be incorporated into the school day as a classroom physical activity brain break. For more information, contact: Lindsay DiStefano
With funding from Invest Health, this project aims to examine food systems in order to reduce grocery store leakage (a condition where demand exceeds supply) from the Hartford Promise Zone area. Plans are underway to engage the neighborhood in the design of an aesthetically pleasing, nutritious and sustainable food system. For more information, contact: Carol […]
Clifford Beers Program Turns Stress and Trauma into Positive Outcomes – October 3, 2016
Kids In 5 Schools Getting Trauma Help – September 15, 2016
New Faculty Projects Will Advance Academic Plan – July 13, 2016