The more you know, the better they grow.
A Message from Richard Porth     wooden-car-boy.jpg
President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut  

The first five years of your child's life are very important. The Office of Early Childhood offers many programs and services including help with child care, education, early intervention and family support.
From prenatal care for you, support before and during pregnancy, right through until after the baby is born, information and resources you need can be found at Also on the site are programs and resources designed to help you make sure your newborn baby or toddler is safe, healthy and thriving; tools you need to help your child be ready for school and life; services to help parents and families enjoy their child and make the most of these early years; and information on early learning and development standards, mental health issues, licensing, and what to do about suspected neglect and abuse.

Affordable Care Act - State Innovation Model    

There is a demand today for accurate, useful information on health care quality that can inform the decisions of consumers, employers, physicians and other clinicians, and policymakers . In 2014, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) awarded Connecticut a four-year, $45 million State Innovation Model (SIM) Test Grant to "test state-led, multi-payer health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health system performance, increase quality of care, and decrease costs for Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries-and for all residents" (CMMI).
The State Innovation Model Program Management Office (SIM PMO) is seeking public comment on the recommendations of the Quality Council regarding a core set of quality measures for use in value-based payment arrangements. Public comment may be submitted between July 5 and August 5, 2016 to the SIM PMO at If you are providing comments on behalf of an organization, please include the organization's name and your contact information. If you are commenting as an individual, please include your contact information. Click here to read full report.


Helping ALICE Families Access Good Jobs and Save for the Future
ALICE® stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and describes thousands of working families across the country who still struggle to get by. In the latest ALICE Update, data from a variety of sources shows the challenges many ALICE families face accessing good jobs and building assets and what United Ways are doing to try to help.

Volunteer Budget Coaching Program
Some ALICE households also have challenges with financial literacy or are financially savvy but have difficulty accessing many financial products and services due to their income. In United Way's Volunteer Budget Coaching Program, volunteer coaches work one-on-one with families to review, understand and make plans for their personal finances. Participants in the program are guided by a Volunteer Budget Coach, working one-on-one with them to set and meet financial goals. Coaches help participants review, understand and plan their personal finances and create an action plan to work towards a more financially secure future. To learn more about volunteering for budget coaching, click here.

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