Inform Policy & Legislation

The Help Me Grow system is a powerful tool for policymakers and legislators to help control health care costs and get our at-risk children the services they need and deserve.

Children's issues are why I ran for the office, and that's been the centerpiece of the work that we've done. Help Me Grow looks to us to be a really well thought-out, intelligent way of augmenting the services we have been trying to improve for kids already.

Lt. Governor Matt Denn

Because the Help Me Grow system organizes and leverages existing resources in early childhood health services, it is an important asset for policymakers and legislators crafting maternal and child health, public health, and health safety net programs.

Use of the Help Me Grow system in providing early childhood care services both improves outcomes for at-risk kids and reduces the cost burden on states.

How can Help Me Grow help policymakers and legislators?

Read about the Help Me Grow system

Watch a 3-minute video about Help Me Grow

Learn how Help Me Grow can help states save money:
Read our Cost Benefits policy brief

Explore the HMG Affiliate Network: 23 States and Growing!

Meet an HMG Legislator: Spotlight on Delaware Lt. Governor Matt Denn

Download the HMG Fact Sheets

Download the HMG Brochure

HMG Policy and Legislation in the News

ABC 33/40 has produced an excellent new segment on the launch of Help Me Grow-Central Alabama. Click here to watch the video.

Dr. Paul Dworkin, director of the Help Me Grow National Center and Executive Vice-President and Community Child Health Director of Office for Community Child Health, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, speaks at the 2009 Kicked Out of Kindergarten: Strengthening Emotional and Behavioral Health in Early Childhood conference in Buffalo, New York, about the history of HELP ME GROW, a comprehensive, statewide, coordinated system for early identification and referral of children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems. Click here to watch the video.

In November 2012, Help Me Grow founder Dr. Paul Dworkin and Joanna Bogin, manager of the HMG National Center, visited Louisiana as the state prepared to launch HMG in the spring of 2013. Click here to listen to Dr. Dworkin speak with Louisiana NPR station WRKF about Help Me Grow. Download the article on HMG National's visit from the Baton Rouge Weekly Press.

Contact the Help Me Grow National Center to learn more about informing policy and legislation.