Congratulations to the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WCAAP) for their Best Starts for Kids Adolescent Immunization Partnership award! They will receive up to $440,000 over two years. Read on to learn more about an Immunization Improvement Partnership.
King County is now an official Help Me Grow member! Why is this exciting? Help Me Grow is a national model. Now that King County is an approved member, we can move forward working with communities and families to build Help Me Grow in King County so that families can access the support they need, when, how and where they need it. When communities, families and caregivers build Help Me Grow, they can make it work best for them. Read on to meet the people behind Help Me Grow and learn more.
Best Starts for Kids would like to evaluate the Technical Assistance that is offered to applicants to help prepare proposals for Best Starts funding. Read on to find the survey link and be entered to win a raffle for one of three $50 gift cards.
This month we saw youth from across our Best Starts for Kids community coming together to celebrate Black History Month and raise their voices to be heard over the politics of adults. Check out these photo galleries for highlights from a few of our partners’ Black History Month celebrations.
Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Policy & Program Manager (Program Manager III) to provide high-level project management to Best Starts for Kids investments in 5 – 24 year olds.
Beginning this week, about 15,000 randomly chosen families with children in elementary school will receive a letter asking them to take the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey to help Best Starts for Kids answer these important questions about our kids’ health and well-being. Here are 7 things families should know about the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey.
Jennifer and her daughter Connie enrolled in the Parent-Child Home Program–a program supported by Best Starts for Kids. Learn how they benefited. So much so that Jennifer has gone on to work for Parent-Child Home Program as a home visitor!
Best Starts for Kids is now accepting applications to further fund community supports that primarily focus on young women of color between the ages of 12-24 years who are at-risk, currently, or were involved in the criminal legal system, face challenges staying in school, completing high school, gaining access to higher education and employment opportunities.
We partnered with Seattle Children’s PlayGarden to apply their expertise to help organizations throughout King County understand disability and feel empowered to say “yes!” to kids with disabilities.
The Request for Proposals to support an Adolescent Immunization Improvement Partnership is now available. Applications are due by February 6.
In the process of developing this program over the last year, Best Starts gained a deeper understanding of the resources required to effectively support regional child and adolescent health improvement efforts. Moving forward, the Best Starts for Kids program will reflect the National Improvement Partnership Network’s Improvement Partnership model. This will expand the scope of the program to better provide a sustainable strategy to ensure that all adolescents receive appropriate and timely vaccines as well as address other child health priorities. Beginning in 2019, the quality improvement learning collaborative will be a part of the Improvement Partnership.