Title

Cross-Sector Support for Health Equity in Early Childhood During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date

2021

Author(s)

Catherine Schaefer, Colleen Bernard, and Porsche Boddicker-Young

Type of Product

Report

Model(s)

Description

This brief presents lessons learned from cross-sector early childhood health equity initiatives in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and continued systematic racism. Information was derived from interviews with six community initiative representatives. As part of a larger project entitled the Early Childhood Health Equity Landscape Project (ECHE), this brief – and several companion briefs aims to highlight promising strategies for addressing key issues such as sustainability, data use, state and local partnerships, cross-sector collaboration, and operationalizing health equity within the context of early childhood health equity initiatives. This brief discusses the ways that cross-sector relationships serve to support health equity work in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing racial discrimination. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

Status

Finished

For More Information

Schaefer, C., Bernard, C., & Boddicker-Young, P. (2021). Cross-sector support for health equity in early childhood during the COVID-19 pandemic. Child Trends and National Institute for Children’s Health Quality. https://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CrossSectorCOVID-19_ChildTrends_April2021.pdf

Topics

  • Collaboration and Coordination