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Children’s Futures: Lessons From a Second-Generation Community Change Initiative 

03-13-2009 14:26

Karen E. Walker, Ph.D., Claire Gibbons, Ph.D., Marco Navarro, M.A.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF’s) initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of 0- to 3-year-olds worked with community partners to implement evidence-based practices. The initiative was successful in implementing practices such as home visits to pregnant women, improving the quality of day care centers, and improving the use of information systems to track childhood immunizations. Efforts to provide services for fathers and to improve home-based child care were not successful. Leveraging public and private money beyond the RWJF’s $20 million commitment proved challenging because the foundation’s commitment was so large.
From The Foundation Review (Vol. 1, Issue 1). Read the entire issue at www.foundationreview.org

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