The Promise of Partnership: How Health Care and Human Service Collaboration Promote Healthy Child Development

Thursday, May 9, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017
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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


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All interested funders.


1:45 - 2:00 PM  Check-in
2:00 - 4:00 PM  Program

Registration is required by May 8th.
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