Resources

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.

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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.

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Early Childhood CoIIN Learning Session Resources

Resources from the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network summer conference. Click in for on-site videos of two powerful panel presentations and a compilation of popular resources.

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Infant Mortality CoIIN Prevention Toolkit

This interactive toolkit allows users to learn from participants in the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (Infant Mortality CoIIN). Organized by topics from the initiative, this toolkit features change ideas, case studies, videos and key insights from teams who are working to reduce infant mortality throughout the country. 

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Collaborative Action Now to Defeat Obesity (CAN DO) Playbook

The Collaborative Action Now to Defeat Obesity (CAN DO) Playbook helps primary care, public health and community leaders work together at a local level to defeat obesity. Through interactive exercises, the CAN DO Playbook teaches proven, field-tested improvement strategies for the many settings that influence health, including schools, clinics, hospitals and communities. 

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Powerful Partnerships: A Handbook for Families and Providers Working Together to Improve Care

This guide is intended to help both family members and healthcare professionals who are working together to improve care for children with special healthcare needs. Joining together in multi-disciplinary teams, family members and providers are increasingly working as equal partners to improve care. Collaborating as equals may be new for family members and providers. This guide includes information and guidance on how to get the most out of this potentially powerful partnership.

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Guide for Healthcare Professionals to Partner with Community Based Organizations

This guide is designed for healthcare professionals already engaged in or starting their involvement in community advocacy efforts to bring about change in obesity rates. This guide teaches healthcare professionals how to effectively connect and partner with local and state organizations involved in community based education and advocacy to maximize the impact of efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.

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