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June 2020 Newsletter

June 1, 2020

Updates from the Hub, the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers Capacity Building Hub’s newsletter highlights the PN-3 work underway in the Pritzker Children’s Initiative’s grantee states and communities. Read this newsletter for updates and resources.


Blog: Fighting Racism: Working for Equitable Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families
BUILD stands with all who protest murders of Black men, women, and children—often by the police. We are outraged, tormented, despairing, and angry that so little has changed in 400 years. Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are the most recent known examples of “the unmattering of Black lives.” The criminalization of Blackness began in slavery, was nurtured by Jim Crow, and festers as a cancer today. It influences the lives of every American child and family and is a bitter inheritance handed down from generation to generation.

Survey: Tell Us What You’re Doing on Well-Child Visits
Well-child visits are a core component of preventive healthcare in the US. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends ten visits in a child’s first two years and then annually through the end of adolescence. Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting well-child visits. A failure to reverse these trends will have serious immediate and long-term negative impacts on the health of both the population and the economy. What strategies is your state or community using to ensure that infants and toddlers are making it to their well-child visits and getting important vaccinations during the pandemic?

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