With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Child Trends and the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) have partnered to explore innovative practices at the intersection of early childhood development and health equity across the United States. Project activities will include a scan and analysis of initiatives operating across states and communities, as well as in-depth interviews with staff from select initiatives to better understand their approaches to promoting health equity. Child Trends and NICHQ will also hold small convenings with key stakeholders to inform our work. Insights from our analysis, interviews, and convenings will be used to develop a range of products and activities that can be shared across sectors and inform programming and policy making in the field of early childhood.

Call for Initiatives

We are interested in learning more from initiatives that address health equity from birth to 8 years old and involve collaboration across multiple sectors (e.g., early care and education, home visiting). If you would like to be considered for inclusion on our map of initiatives or an in-depth interview, please fill out this form by November 22, 2019.

For more information or any questions, please contact Kathryn Tout at [email protected].


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


National Institute for Children’s Health Quality


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Child Trends: Kathryn Tout, Porsche Boddicker-Young, Sarah Crowne, Maggie Kane, Deborah Seok
NICHQ: Kirsten Klatka, Colleen Bernard, and Jennifer Brooks (consultant)