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New York’s First 1,000 Days Initiative

Policy Agenda
February 1, 2018

During 2017, New York State Medicaid brought together a cross-section of over 200 stakeholders from education, child development, child welfare, pediatrics, and mental health to develop recommendations for how Medicaid could improve outcomes for the youngest New Yorkers, aged zero to three years, nearly sixty percent of whom are covered by Medicaid. This report describes the initiative and the 10 recommendations developed by the workgroup, all evidence-based, family-focused, cross- sectoral, and informed by child development.

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