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1 2 Project LAUNCH: Brief Overview Jennifer Oppenheim, Coordinator

2 2 Goal: To foster the healthy development and wellness of all young children (birth through age 8), preparing them to thrive in school and beyond. Project LAUNCH

3 3 3 5 year grants Focus on prenatal/birth to age 8 Collaboration across all sectors serving young children and families 40 states, tribes, & communities have been funded since 2008 Funds to state Title V & mental health agencies State/tribe picks pilot community to partner Dual focus on systems improvement/integration & implementation of evidence-based prevention and promotion practices Project LAUNCH:Basic Facts

4 Project LAUNCH Grantees

5 Aliviane, Inc.; El Paso, TX Fund for Public Health; New York, NY Multnomah Education Service District; Portland, OR North Colorado Health Alliance; Greeley, CO University of Missouri; Columbia, MO Wheeler Clinic; Plainville, CT Grantees by Cohort California District of Columbia Iowa Illinois Kansas Massachusetts Michigan New York North Carolina Ohio Oregon Wisconsin Cherokee Nation, OK Florida Indiana Maryland Missouri Muscogee (Creek) Nation, OK New Hampshire Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, MI Pascua Yaqui Tribe of AZ Pueblo of Laguna, DOE, NM Vermont Arizona Maine New Mexico Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Rhode Island Washington 2013 New Jersey Tennessee Oklahoma Louisiana Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, ND

6 Project LAUNCH: Dual Focus Systems Change Services: Prevention and Promotion

7 3 Guiding Principles Holistic Perspective Ecological Framework Public Health Approach

8 Dual Focus: (1) Systems Change Forging partnerships: public, private, parents Uniting around a common vision for young child wellness Scanning, planning, and evaluating progress Improving policies and practices, smart spending, integrated data systems and common outcomes Young Child Wellness Councils

9 Dual Focus (2): 5 Core Strategies Mental Health Consultation in Early Care and Education Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care Family Strengthening Enhanced Home Visiting with a focus on social/emotional wellbeing Screening and Assessment in a range of child-serving settings

10 Two Cross-cutting Approaches Training on evidence-based curricula Training on screening tools Behavioral health trainings Infant mental health training Cross-disciplinary teaching/sharing Workforce Development Resource guides Children’s mental health awareness day Webcasts Screening passports for parents Health fairs Public Awareness/Education

11 Public education campaigns Health fairs Universal screening in primary care, ECE, & other settings (e.g. WIC) Programmatic mental health consultation in ECE, HV Universal home visiting programs Cross-disciplinary training on child development, soc/emotional wellbeing, mental health Parenting education groups Family Strengthening activities Targeted mental health consultation in primary care, ECE and home visiting Targeted home visiting programs (e.g. for teen moms, first time moms) Family Navigation/Care Coordination Preventive mental health interventions (e.g. PCIT, brief dyadic therapies) Referral to treatment Linkages across providers Shared data systems Feedback mechanisms wellnessillness PROMOTION PREVENTIONTREATMENT Universal/selected/indicated PROJECT LAUNCH Activities along the Continuum of Care

12 12 LAUNCH Communities at High Risk Compared to U.S. as a Whole

13 13 Breadth of Representation on LAUNCH Child Wellness Councils

14 14 Three years into the initiative: 49,000 children and parents screened & assessed in diverse settings 11,400 community providers trained on social-emotional and behavioral health 723 primary care providers received integrated Behavioral Health Consultation 1,146 Early Childhood staff received LAUNCH-supported Mental Health Consultation 2,240 families served in 27 LAUNCH-supported home visiting programs 4,800 families served in 31 LAUNCH-supported family strengthening programs Project LAUNCH Implementation at a Glance

15 15 Special studies are underway looking at a variety of population outcomes for young children and their families: Birth outcomes Utilization rates of preventive and emergency health care Child development outcomes (ages 1 – 5) Kindergarten readiness and behavior (through Grade 2) Academic performance (kindergarten through Grade 3) Referrals to special education Attendance rates Maternal well-being Project LAUNCH Special Studies


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