President and CEO, Child Health and Development Institute of CT and the Children’s Fund of CT
Welcome to the 2014 and 2015 online biennial report for the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) and our parent organization, the Children’s Fund of Connecticut. The report features ways we have advanced meaningful changes and delivered measurable results so that our State’s systems, policies, and practices work better for Connecticut’s children and families.
During the two-year period covered by this report (October 2013-September 2015), the State’s focus on strategic planning in the areas of children’s mental health, early childhood, and health care provided unique opportunities to redesign and improve systems and services for children. CHDI played a significant role in developing and supporting system-wide plans in each of these areas, working with partners across state agencies, community members, providers, and advocates.
In addition, CHDI and CFC were instrumental in advancing innovations in child health care services such as care coordination collaboratives, mid-level developmental assessments and maternal depression screening. Our work in children’s mental health resulted in more children benefitting from evidence-based children’s mental health practices, trauma-informed care, and school-based mental health care. In early care and education settings, we supported workforce development improvements that promote infant mental health, ensure safe medication administration, and identify children’s health, developmental, and behavioral concerns as early as possible.
These are just a few highlights of our work to improve systems, policies and practices so that children in Connecticut have access to comprehensive, high quality, community-based health and mental health services. I encourage you to explore this biennial website for more information about how our work advances meaningful change and measurable results so that all children have the best opportunity to thrive.
President and CEO
The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI) and our parent organization, the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, advance changes that result in improved outcomes for Connecticut’s children.
Together, we help children reach their full potential by building stronger health, mental health, and early care systems that provide a sturdy foundation from the start, so children can thrive now and in the future.
In addition to their physical health, children’s positive development depends on their social and emotional well-being. CHDI improves access to quality children’s mental health services by identifying and implementing effective models of treatment and advancing behavioral health system changes so children can thrive.
The Children’s Fund of Connecticut, a public charitable foundation, is dedicated to improving children’s health and well-being. To carry out this mission, the Children’s Fund champions sustainable system, policy and practice improvements through grant making and though the work of its non-profit subsidiary, the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI).
The Children’s Fund serves as a financial catalyst and CHDI translates the Fund’s mission into action. Together, they advance a comprehensive health care system in Connecticut that promotes children’s optimal health, development, and well-being.
Learn more about the Children’s Fund of CT (a supporting organization of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center) by visiting www.childrensfundofct.org.
*rotated off board 9/14
**rotated off board 9/16
Ensuring healthy outcomes for children begins with health promotion and early detection of concerns.
CHDI advances primary care practice improvements that ensure the promotion of good health, early detection of concerns, and connection of children to specialty and community services that contribute to long-term health and well-being.
Early experiences profoundly influence a child’s ability to grow up healthy and succeed in school and later in life.
By integrating health and mental health into early childhood systems, CHDI supports the optimal development of young children where they live, learn and play.
Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
September 30, 2015 and 2014
|Total Net Assets||32,281,147||35,162,716|
|Total Liabilities and Net Assets||$33,136,351||$36,013,397|
Consolidated Statement of Activities
Years Ended September 30, 2015 and 2014
|Changes in Unrestricted Net Assets|
|Total operating support & revenue||$7,204,345||$9,319,382|
|Less Total Expenses||6,556,983||6,200,913|
|Unrealized loss on investments||(3,525,449)||(1,794,439)|
|(Decrease) increase in unrestricted net assets||(2,878,087)||1,324,030|
|Changes in Temporarily Restricted Net Assets|
|Decrease in temporarily restricted net assets||(3,482)||(291,976)|
|Change in Net Assets||(2,881,569)||1,032,054|
|Net Assets, Beginning of Year||35,162,716||34,130,662|
|Net Assets, End of Year||$32,281,147||$35,162,716|
*The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut is a subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, a public charitable foundation that focuses its resources on developing comprehensive, effective community-based health and mental health care systems for children and their families.