Amplifying the voices of community-based programs led by and serving families of color

As with most complex systems, the principal players in early childhood are often institutions with power and privilege, and policies and programs are almost never designed with authentic participation from impacted community members. Because children and families of color experience disproportionately poorer health outcomes, including adverse childhood experiences, we must ensure their voices are embedded throughout the systems that support them.

As part of Kaiser Permanente’s Advancing Racial Equity Initiative, focused on trauma and adverse childhood experiences, Early Milestones will engage with up to five Colorado-based organizations to ensure that knowledge about the families they serve is valued and considered across early childhood systems. 

Context

A New Opportunity

Early Milestones is offering cost-free services for up to five Colorado-based organizations. These services are designed to strengthen capacity and ensure family voices are considered and valued.

Selected organizations will receive support to create a Systems Blueprint. This document will identify system-level opportunities and assess the organization’s capacity to amplify their community’s influence. Organizations will then develop an Impact Plan that will outline activities, objectives, and timelines, based on the Systems Blueprint.

If your organization would like to participate in this initiative, please email a completed interest form to Tanya Weinberg by 5:00 p.m. on September 17. Interest forms should be sent directly from the organization’s executive director or board chair.

If your organization would like to participate in this initiative, please email a completed interest form to Tanya Weinberg at tweinberg@earlymilestones.org by 5:00 p.m. on September 17. Interest forms should be sent directly from the organization’s executive director or board chair.

An informational webinar about this opportunity was held September 9. Follow the link below to watch the recording. Slides from the webinar are available in English and Spanish.

 

Partners

  • Kaiser Permanente