We're evaluating the initiative in three states—Florida, Oklahoma, and Washington—as well as providing technical assistance to help improve the states’ monitoring and use of data related to health disparities and inequities. Through document abstraction, surveys, and key informant interviews, we will evaluate states’ ability to:
1) Incorporate health equity and family and community voices into decision-making around early childhood policies and programs.
2) Improve data monitoring and use of data.
3) Increase collaboration between agencies and organizations that affect young children and families.
Through our work, states will be able to build capacity and utilize data to ultimately increase access to resources that promote health and well-being, reduce inequalities and health disparities, and ensure that every child can achieve equitable health, development, and education outcomes.