Childhood Prosperity Lab
The Help Me Grow National Center is excited to announce its partnership with the Childhood Prosperity Lab (the Lab). The Lab, an initiative of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, helps all children flourish, thrive, and succeed by supporting the evolution of innovative strategies that promote child health, development, and well-being and nurturing changemakers who are reimagining how we can help all children prosper. Together, we have the opportunity to strengthen the Help Me Grow model by enhancing the durability and responsiveness of the Centralized Access Point and identifying and highlighting innovative system enhancements and early childhood innovations.
For more information regarding Childhood Prosperity Lab, please contact Jacquelyn Rose at email@example.com.
HMG Centralized Access Point Work Group
The Help Me Grow National Center is convening a Centralized Access Point (CAP) Work Group in collaboration with the Childhood Prosperity Lab. The goal of the work group is to identify strategies and make recommendations to enhance the durability and responsiveness of CAPs across the network.
Nine affiliates are participating in the work group:
- HMG Alaska
- HMG Long Island, NY
- HMG Los Angeles, CA
- HMG North Texas
- HMG Orange County, CA
- HMG South Carolina
- HMG Utah
- HMG Western New York
The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) is also participating in the work group, sharing their expertise regarding the implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of information and referral systems.
The Work Group is designed to explore a number of themes related to CAP implementation such as but not limited to the definition of centralized, technology, data, evidence, evaluation, work flow, roles and responsibilities. Strategies and recommendations to enhance the durability and responsiveness of the CAP will be introduced to the National Affiliate Network in a webinar on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
Innovation Spotlight Series
Innovation Spotlight is a series of brief webinars featuring programs, policies, tools, technology, and other strategies that Help Me Grow affiliates may consider using to enhance their implementation of the Help Me Grow Model.
For Help Me Grow Affiliates
The HMG National Center recognizes the extent to which HMG Affiliates are uniquely positioned to identify and respond to opportunities to enhance developmental promotion, early detection, referral, and linkage to services, and in turn, strengthen the grid of resources that exists in any given community or state to support children and families. In addition, the implementation of the HMG Model offers the infrastructure to identify and respond to gaps and barriers in order to inform system-level improvements, as well as continuously improve the HMG system in place.
Affiliates can share their innovative system enhancements with the National Center and Childhood Prosperity Lab here.
For External Partners and Innovators
In addition to affiliate-developed approaches and best practices, a robust and engaged National Affiliate Network makes HMG a prime vehicle for external changemakers seeking to scale and spread their early childhood innovations. Together, the National Center and Lab will identify and highlight early childhood innovations that have the potential to strengthen the HMG Model and increase our impact on children and families.
Partners can share their early childhood innovations with the National Center here.
Past Innovation Spotlight Sessions
Help Me Grow Affiliates can access previous Innovation Spotlight Sessions here.