Resilient Children and Families
Pregnancy, infants, and children up to age 8
We invest in behavioral health access for young children and their caregivers across Idaho, Oregon, Utah or Washington.
Why it’s our priority
Children’s earliest experiences set the patterns for their lifelong behavioral and physical health. Those who experience multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are more likely to experience behavioral challenges and have a greater likelihood of developing life-threatening conditions such as obesity, heart disease, alcoholism, drug use, smoking and depression as adults. Continuing through early childhood, many communities lack basic behavioral health infrastructure for young children. Silos in the current health care system keep maternal, pediatric health and childhood behavioral health woefully disconnected.
Whole-person health models break down existing silos. Early intervention for young children and their caregivers has shown to be highly effective in building resilience and improving health outcomes.
In 2021, the rate of preterm birth among Black women was about 50% higher than other women.
21 million depression cases could be avoided by preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Outcomes We're Measuring
• Access to whole-person health care for pregnant women and caregivers of young children
• Access to whole-person behavioral health care in educational settings
If you have questions or want to talk to a program officer about a Healthy and Connected Aging grant in Idaho, Oregon, Utah or Washington, please reach out!