C-HIT Digs into Children's Health

C-HIT Digs into Children's Health

Connecticut Health I-TEAM (C-HIT) may have one of the state’s smallest newsrooms, but it has a big impact. With a reach of more than 1.2 million readers, C-HIT is delivering on its mission of empowering residents to challenge public policy with its deep focus on health and safety issues. 

For the next two years, C-HIT will produce stories focused on children’s and teen health and access to health care. Using a $20,000 grant from The Community Foundation, C-HIT will dig into reams of data, investigate programs, and report on the local experiences to provide in-depth coverage of important topics such as obesity and suicide. 

A video of a C-HIT story about the "Street Doctor" program in New Haven that delivers healthcare to the homeless.

C-HIT's reporting is in the service of educating and empowering readers to make informed health care choices, and to hold institutions -- health care and government agencies -- accountable. 

C-HIT's journalism fills a major void in health care reporting, providing content to 16 newspapers, radio and TV media partners, reaching more than 1.2 million readers. 

For more information about C-HIT, visit its profile on giveGreater.org.

Did you know? 

Incidence of suicide of nearly all young-age groups increased by 24 percent since 1999 and by 200 percent among girls between the ages of 10 and 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last summer.
 

This story is part of the Inspiration Monday story series produced by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

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