States and communities are advancing innovative ways to support critical facets of infant and toddler development as part of their early childhood systems focus. The leaders participating in this webinar highlighted their systems approaches, their leveraging of resources, and their ideas for the future. Speakers drew on their work overseeing a statewide Early Head Start-Child Care partnership; a multi-county integrated health and wellness initiative that includes mental health, family engagement and systems integration; and a community initiative focused on thriving babies that brings together services, system, community and family level strategies.
Article September 22, 2021
Through an interview with Kari King, and Maggie Livelsberger of the Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, this document highlights the PN-3 work underway in Pennsylvania.
Article September 21, 2021
Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director at Trying Together, provides an overview of Allegheny County’s goals and activities to support PN-3 children and families.
Report September 16, 2021
A new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families shows that a state’s decision on whether to expand Medicaid has a profound impact on women of childbearing age (18-44). In 2019, across all racial and ethnic groups, women in non-expansion states were more likely to be uninsured than women in states that had expanded Medicaid. Research shows that expanding Medicaid health coverage helps to lower maternal mortality rates and increases access and use of health care among women of childbearing age. Closing the coverage gap is a critical first step to combatting the maternal health crisis in our country and addressing persistent racial and ethnic health inequities.