Promoting Optimal Child Development
A discovery grant to determine how to best leverage child-serving primary care practices to reinforce positive socio-emotional behaviors in parents and primary caregivers of very young children.
January 2015 to May 2016
- Who: Experts and leaders in the early childhood mental health field as well as families.
- Funder: The project was funded by the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust and conducted in partnership with Ariadne Labs.
- Our Role: NICHQ conducted an environmental scan of related initiatives, peer-reviewed literature, reports and websites; disseminated a survey to experts engaging in existing interventions within the field; conducted interviews with leaders in the early childhood mental health field; and hosted an expert meeting to identify promising levers for change and potential measures to track improvement in early childhood social and emotional development. The work resulted in a report and webinar of the findings.
Early Childhood Data in Action
Three case studies from communities leveraging data to improve early childhood outcomes. Specifically, readers will uncover how to develop a culture of data collection, build local capacity, and use data to inform critical public policy decisions.
Metrics for Early Childhood Systems: A National Scan
This report provides the results of a national scan of metrics used by early childhood systems and initiatives to assess the well-being of young children and their families. Along with a detailed list of all metrics scanned, the report includes observations and recommendations about the state of early childhood data, an overview of common challenges, and recommendations about the most important opportunities to advance measurement and data use in the field of early childhood development and care.
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIIN Learning Session Resources
Resources from the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIIN summer conference. Click in for on-site videos of two powerful panel presentations and a compilation of popular tools and resources.
Aligning Title V, Healthy Start, and Families to Increase New Mother Wellness in New Jersey
This issue brief provides insight into the critical role family and patient engagement plays in improving maternal and infant health outcomes. By looking at how New Jersey engaged mothers in its efforts to improve postpartum visit rates, and thus increase new mother wellness, this issue brief provides a road map for using patient and family engagement to optimize interventions.
Lessons in Demonstrating Return on Investment of Statewide Perinatal Health Improvement Initiatives
This issue brief highlights Oklahoma and Tennessee's experiences assessing the economic impact of statewide perinatal health improvement initiatives. Their findings can help other states prove the return on investment of public health initiatives and make the case for future efforts.
Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Title V: Building Better Systems
This issue brief provides insight into the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant developmental screening activities across the country. It aims to inform public health professionals, partners and stakeholders of different developmental screening-related strategies that could be applied in communities, and to provide connections to states highlighted for their work on this topic.