This report provides an overview of the Detroit Initiative called Hope Starts Here. An alliance of advocates and champions for early childhood systems, the project presents a framework to make Detroit a city that puts its young children and families first. There are six imperatives and 15 specific strategies to achieve this goal by 2027.
Report April 28, 2022
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.
What Every Black Woman Should Know to Have a Healthy and Joyous Birth Presented by Los Angeles African American Infant Mortality and Maternal Prevention Initiative
Archived Webinar February 2, 2022
The KJLH Women’s Health Expo Breakout Session Presented by Los Angeles African American Infant Mortality and Maternal Prevention Initiative
Overdue: Medicaid and Private Insurance Coverage of Doula Care to Strengthen Maternal and Infant Health
Case Study February 2, 2022
Doula care, which includes non-clinical emotional, physical and informational support before, during and after birth, is a proven key strategy to improve maternal and infant health. Medicaid and private insurance reimbursement for doula care would increase the availability and accessibility of this type of support and would advance the “Triple Aim” framework of the National Quality Strategy.