The events that occur early in one’s life greatly influence later outcomes. And, social factors such as structural racism and poverty, determine health outcomes to a greater extent than biological or behavioral ones. This life-course perspective drives our work as we strive to achieve health equity for women, children of all ages, and families.
We work closely with health care providers and policy leaders to develop and support a whole-systems approach to achieve sustainable outcomes. Our work includes identifying and overcoming barriers to health equity through community engagement.
We have the expertise to:
- Provide training and technical assistance to health care and community-based providers that serve women, infants, and children.
- Conduct needs assessments to develop program recommendations that reflect the geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic diversity of the maternal and child health population.
- Conduct and analyze focus groups of consumers, providers, and community leaders to develop public health programs.
- Strengthen the capacity of organizations to monitor and improve outcomes of programs for women, children, and adolescents by implementing continuous quality improvement processes.