Disclaimer: Moving Health Care Upstream is a collaborative effort originally co-led by Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours) and the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities at the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Nemours, UCLA or the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative.
During trying times like these, the need for systems change to improve health and well-being outcomes for young children and their families becomes all the more apparent. Effective approaches to systems change often involve cross-sector collaboration, collective impact, or other integrative approaches in order to realize the real change that will improve and increase access to high-quality services for children and families. These approaches must be informed by the very communities whose lives are impacted by our proposed solutions.
To support states and communities in their endeavors for policy and systems change, Nemours is pleased to announce the release of a new issue brief highlighting the value of lived experience and the importance of integrating community voice into systems change work. The brief shares the promising community engagement practices and approaches of state and community leaders in California, Florida, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Washington and provides recommendations for stakeholders to accelerate this work.
Please email Georgia Thompson, Nemours Senior Program & Policy Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org.