A half-decade of progress at the Hassenfeld Institute is a high five for children’s health

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — When Brown University launched the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute in 2016, the vision was ambitious from the start. Priorities included addressing the impact of poverty on child health, making Rhode Island one of the world’s healthiest places for kids and serving as a national model for advancing family health.

That bold vision required a broad coalition. Brown already had the academic talent and abundant connections to community organizations, but what was needed was a way to bring everyone together to expand upon individual projects, dig into the root causes of the most intractable issues in children’s health, and devise, test, implement and refine approaches to addressing those challenges, sharing that learning with the community — and the world — along the way. READ MORE