New grant opportunity from Cambia Health Foundation supports resiliency in children and families

Funding aims to reduce health inequities and improve outcomes for young children and their caregivers

PORTLAND, Ore. (January 16, 2024)Cambia Health Foundation, the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions, announced a new request for proposals (RFP) to improve whole-person health care models for young children and their caregivers across Idaho, Oregon, Utah or Washington. Maternal and childhood experiences set the patterns for lifelong health outcomes; the Foundation aims to invest in partnerships with non-profit organizations to create positive generational patterns. The RFP is open until February 5, 2024. 

The RFP is part of the Foundation’s Resilient Children and Families program which includes a focus on early intervention, prevention, and mitigation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). People who experience multiple ACEs are more likely to develop life-threatening conditions such as obesity, heart disease, alcoholism, drug use, smoking and depression as adults. The Foundation partners with non-profit organizations that empower families to prevent and intervene with ACEs. This funding opportunity is part of a larger 10-year vision to advance equity through whole-person health. 

“Many communities lack basic behavioral health infrastructure for young children and their caregivers,” said Peggy Maguire, president of Cambia Health Foundation. “We believe that supporting culturally relevant, integrated approaches to pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care and early childhood health is critical to reducing ACEs and creating better outcomes for everyone. We are pleased to announce this new opportunity to organizations in our region to support young children, parents, caregivers and communities.”  

The goals of the Resilient Children & Families program are to build resiliency and improve health outcomes for pregnancy, infants, and children up to age 8 pregnant women, creating long-term and sustainable impact on: 
  • Improving access to whole-person care for pregnant mothers, parents and caregivers that include elements of ACEs awareness, ACEs prevention and early relational health 
  • Mitigating the effects of existing ACEs by providing screening and effective whole-person interventions for children and families 
  • Reducing ACEs and intervening to decrease childhood anxiety, depression, and self-injurious behaviors correlating to existing adverse experiences 
  • Eliminating inequities in maternal health and healthy birth outcomes 
Details and a link to the application portal can be found here. Additional funding opportunities are anticipated later this year and beyond. Learn more at  

About Cambia Health Foundation  
Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions. Founded in 2007, the Foundation has funded over $127 million in grants to advance patient- and family-centered care for all. We purposefully invest in ideas that expand access to behavioral health care to advance equity through whole-person health.  

For Cambia Health Foundation 
Monica Graham