Our Work

FY 2015 Grants & Project Related Contracts

 

FY 2015 Grants Amounts

All Our Kin: Early Childcare Health Consultation
 
 

$4,000
Child Health and Development Institute
Funds support the operations and activities of CHDI to advance programs, practices and policies that will result in sustainable improvements in primary and preventive health and mental health care in Connecticut. 
 
$1,084,120

Children’s Mental Health Network
Funds support their national weekly news and unbiased analysis of key issues focused on children, youth and families’ mental health and well-being.

$5,000
Connecticut Association of Infant Mental Health: Workforce Development Initiative

Funds support the implementation of the Competency Guidelines for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice that Promote Infant Mental Health® in Connecticut. This work builds the capacity of those who work with young children to promote social and emotional development and to identify and treat mental health problems in children 0-5 years of age.

$25,000

Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition: Obesity Prevention Grant
Funds were granted to advance efforts to prevent and reduce early childhood obesity in Connecticut by advancing the Baby Friendly Hospital initiative in Connecticut. 

$59,869

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center: Andrulonis Mental Health Lecture Series

$5,000

Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance
Funds were granted to support efforts to educate advocates and state and local policymakers on the importance of building a comprehensive early childhood system in CT that includes physical, oral and behavioral health and nutrition. 

$5,000

Connecticut Early Childhood Funders Collaborative– a project of the CT Council for Philanthropy

$7,500

Discovery Communities: Early Childhood Community Grants
Funds were granted to support 31 communities to integrate health strategies into their early childhood plans and to support plan implementation. Matching funds were also provided to the communities by the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund and the State Department of Education. 

$100,000

UConn Health Center: Early Childhood Data Initiative
Project related contract funds were granted to the UCHC’s Center for Public Health and Policy to develop a customized database for community collaboratives that allows for easy aggregation and reporting of health information in childcare sites. 

$7,125

UConn Health Center: Obesity Prevention Project
Project related contract funds were provided to the UConn Health Center’s Center for Public Health and Health Policy to conduct an analysis of evidenced informed interventions for preventing childhood obesity. 

$10,000

UConn Health Center: Obesity Prevention Grant
Funds were granted to advance efforts to prevent and reduce early childhood obesity in Connecticut by designing and developing a prototype for a population-based measure to track weight in infants and toddlers. 

$80,000

UConn Health Center: Psychotropic Medication Initiative
Funds were granted to the UConn Health Center, Department of Psychiatry to complete their project to implement and evaluate an algorithm for managing anxiety and depression in pediatric primary care.

$2,197

UConn RUDD Center for Food Policy & Obesity: Obesity Prevention Grant
Funds were granted to review and recommend policy opportunities to advance efforts to prevent and reduce early childhood obesity in Connecticut informed by work in other states and past efforts in CT.

$14,991

Yale School of Nursing: Medication Administration Initiative
Funds were granted to support the faculty at the Yale School of Nursing to advance a statewide system of medication administration.

$10,000

Discretionary Grants ($5,000 or less)
The President’s Discretionary Fund was used to provide grants to support the Connecticut School Based Health Centers, All Our Kin, CT Voices for Children, Center for Children’s Advocacy, and the Connecticut Health Investigative Team. 

$14,175



TOTAL GRANTS & CONTRACTS PAID IN FY 2015



$1,433,977