Our Funding Priorities
Changing the Future Through Research
Many are surprised to learn Connecticut Children’s is a hotbed of research. Because pediatric illness and disease are unique from their adult counterparts, it is essential to invest in discovery and innovation. When we understand childhood diseases, we can develop new and more effective treatments. The Research Institute supports Basic & Translational Research; Population Health & Outcomes Research; Clinical Research; and, Core Services, including Clinical Trials.
Meeting the Greatest Needs
The most practical and powerful support you can give is to the Greatest Need Children’s Fund. This allows us to meet the immediate medical, emotional and social health care needs of our patients and their families. During a crisis like a pandemic, it allows Connecticut Children’s to purchase PPE and set up COVID-19 drive-through testing. It provides for everything from art therapy used by Child Life Specialists to specialized equipment, like nine different sizes of tiny blood pressure cuffs used in the NICU. The Greatest Need Children’s Fund does it all.