CDC designed the Essentials for Childhood Framework to help communities prevent child abuse and neglect.
CDC recently hosted a three-day in-person grantee meeting for funded and unfunded states implementing the Essentials for Childhood Framework. Funded and unfunded states had an opportunity to:
- connect with one another,
- share ideas on building and maintaining partnerships, and
- discuss what’s working and what’s not in their respective communities.
Among those in attendance:
- funded and unfunded state health departments in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, Utah, and West Virginia,
- and other invited guests, businesses, and partners included:
- Casey Family Programs
- Center for the Study of Social Policy
- Davey Strategies
- Health Resources in Action’s Medical Foundation Division
- Natixis Global Asset Management
- Pontifex Consulting
- The Home Depot
- WellStar Health System
As part of their efforts to implement the Essentials for Childhood Framework, funded and unfunded states are:
- coordinating and managing existing and new partnerships;
- working with partners to identify strategies across sectors;
- identifying, monitoring, and reporting on the strategies implemented by partners;
- developing processes for partners to improve and refine strategies; and
- documenting state-level impact of these efforts.
- CDC’s Essentials for Childhood Framework
- Essentials for Childhood Framework How-To Guides: