The healthy development of a young child’s brain is greatly influenced by the environment in which he or she is born, grows, learns and lives. During the critical early years, the foundation is laid for a child’s physical and mental health, affecting everything from longevity and the lifelong capacity to learn, to the ability to adapt to change and the capacity for resilience against adverse circumstances. Caring, interactive relationships with adults—along with stable housing, nutritious food, and quality, accessible health care—are all crucial for healthy brain development of young children, while adverse early experiences greatly increase the likelihood of poor health and development across the entire life course.
Strong partnerships between health and human service providers are, thus, vital to ensure healthy child development. New York State has encouraged such partnerships, both in the way it has redesigned Medicaid payments for services and its ambitious First 1000 Days on Medicaid initiative. This session will provide an overview of the importance of cross-sector service-delivery partnerships, discuss policy implications, highlight successful examples, and offer a framework for funders across the spectrum—from health to early childhood to human services and beyond—on how to support such efforts.
- Framework for and elements of impactful health and human service provider partnerships
- Other potential cross-sector service-delivery partnerships to improve life and health outcomes for young children
- How public policy can promote innovative cross-sector service provider partnerships and boost impact
- Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Advocacy and Analysis and co-chair of the 1st 1000 Days Initiative
- Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Population Health, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Attending, Pediatrics Cohen Children’s Medical Center
- Abigail M. Velikov, Ph.D., Senior Director of the Early Childhood Health and Development Unit, Division of Family and Child Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Suzanne Brundage, Director, Children’s Health Initiative, United Hospital Fund (moderator)
All interested funders.
1:45 - 2:00 PM Check-in
2:00 - 4:00 PM Program
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