The National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy was funded to support policy development in the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Initiative. The UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities served as the lead organization in partnership with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center.
The National Center has synthesized the policy relevance of emerging early childhood health issues, conducted policy analysis on systems-building and programmatic issues, and disseminated the latest research findings to increase the visibility of early childhood policy issues on the national agenda. The National Center issued a series of reports on topics ranging from mental health to family support and parenting. These reports emphasize the impact of life course health development for the delivery and financing of health care and other human services.
Neal Halon, MD, MPH
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