Pritzker Children’s Initiative Prenatal-to-Age-Three State Grant

Pritzker Children’s Initiative Prenatal-to-Age-Three State Grant

Overview

  • Vision: All expectant families and those with very young children in Maryland thrive.
  • Mission: Establish, enhance and expand high-quality programs and services for all expectant families and those with young children across Maryland. We will also increase awareness of the critical importance of equity and early life experiences in achieving lifelong health, learning, and well-being.
  • Goal of the Pritzker Prental-to-Three Planning Grant: Establish a coalition of diverse stakeholders; develop an action plan and implementation strategy to increase high-quality services to pregnant women and children from birth to three in Maryland, particularly those at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
  • Goal of the NGA Policy Academy: Develop a prenatal-to-three system that coordinates and aligns programs; structures funding streams to avoid duplication and gaps in services; and achieves greater efficiencies.

Pritzker Timeline

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health facilitation team:
Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, William H. Gates Sr. Professor and Chair, Population, Family, & Reproductive Health
Alexis Campell, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Anne Duggan, ScD, Vice Chair for Research and Professor Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Allison West, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Charge of Program/Services Work Group: Make recommendations to the State Collaborative about:

  • What it takes to raise children to their full potential, prenatal to age 3, and what supports therefore should be established, enhanced, expanded, or eliminated in Maryland communities; and
  • How those supports are best configured at the community level to provide easy access, active use, and good results, especially of/by/for traditionally underserved populations.
  • Download the Program/Services Work Group Roster

Charge of Finance/Structure Work Group: Make recommendations to the State Collaborative about:

  • The structure or structures of governance, administration, and quality assurance (resource development, accountability, staff skill building, technical assistance, evaluation, and other quality control and capacity-building functions) that is/are needed to support the prenatal-to-3 system in Maryland at the community, jurisdiction, and state levels; and
  • The opportunities that exist or could be created to generate new or better leverage existing public and private investment in the prenatal-to-3 system in Maryland.
  • Download the Finance/Structure Work Group Roster

Charge of the State Collaborative: Review and approve recommendations submitted by the Program/Services and Finance/Structure Work Groups.

Charge of the Leadership Council: Review, comment on, and approve recommendations submitted by the State Collaborative.

Charge of Key Leaders: Coordinate the planning process, oversee project management by a consultant team, and attend all meetings of the full State Collaborative, the work groups, and the Leadership Council, ensuring that efforts are appropriately sequenced and complementary.

Contact: Margaret E. Williams, Executive Director, Maryland Family Network 410.659.7701 x121  or  mwilliams@marylandfamilynetwork.org.
Warren Jones, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Maryland Family Network 443.873.5840 or wjones@marylandfamilynetwork.org.

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