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Clinicians Enhancing Child Health


The Clinicians Enhancing Child Health (CECH) network, established in 1999, is a Northern New England primary care practice research network based at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.


Our mission is to collaborate with community partners in conducting primary care research using innovative approaches that improve office systems and enhance the quality of care and outcomes for children, adolescents, and families.

Our research

To date, 60 clinicians from 19 pediatric and family medicine practices have participated in CECH research studies in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Research topics studied in the network have included:

  • Comprehensive health and behavioral screening
  • Brief preventive health counseling
  • Social media to support health choices
  • Maternal depression
  • Childhood obesity
  • Sun protection

To learn more about the clinician tools and publications resulting from these CECH projects, use the menu at right.

New research and participation

CECH seeks research ideas from its community members, and invites clinicians to partner in the conceptualization of new research. We are committed to conducting studies that are practical and which provide practices with new tools, skills, and family education materials and approaches. Clinicians who are interested in participating in CECH studies now or in the future are encouraged to contact us.