Best Starts is trying something new for King County. We are piloting a Language Community Liaison Project. The Language Community Liaisons help Best Starts strengthen connections to specific language communities, many of whom have been historically underserved or underrepresented in King County. Embracing a relationship focused approach, the liaisons act as a bridge between their communities and the County. Learn more!
Part of our mission in Best Starts for Kids is to make the latest research in early learning science and brain development available and accessible to all parents and caregivers in our communities. That’s why we’re integrating Vroom throughout our prenatal to age 5 strategies, from home-visiting to developmental screening.
This is the fifth and final post in our month-long Community Owned Data series we are doing to highlight our learnings from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. We put it all together in this post including an in depth data visualization. If you are interested in the previous posts, we link to them all at the end of this post so make sure you make your way to the end!
Each of our eight data dive community meetings were led by community partners and facilitated by members from the particular invited community. Maria Cruz facilitated the conversation during the Latino/a data dive and shares her takeaways in the following audio recording.
Maria Cruz es una facilitadora en nuestra Colaboración de Café en la Comunidad. Ella condujo el grupo para compartir data y sus enseñanzas (con su compañera de equipo en la Colaboración de Café en la Comunidad, Fátima González-Galindo)
This is the third post in a month-long series we are doing to highlight our learnings from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. We brought the data to specific communities in the form of “data dives”, asked what they thought, and learned a lot from community input and data interpretation! In this post, we share more about what we heard and learned about these five important topics: Reading, Singing and Telling Stories to Children; Family Resilience; Parent/Caregiver Emotional Support; ACEs; and Thriving Children.
Last week, we kicked off our month-long “community owned data” blog series. Today’s post shares more details about how “data dives” happened. Part of the idea behind the data dives is to put the power in the hands of specific communities to shape the narrative of what their data “means,” rather than having people without knowledge of community context and history tell the story. That’s why, rather than having generic community-wide events, we decided to hold community-specific data dives where we shared survey results specific to a community, alongside members of that community. Learn more…..
During the month of June, we will be running a “community owned data” blog series. This is our kick off post! Every other year, Best Starts collects community data that helps guide our funding strategies. To ensure that we are truly partnering with communities and sharing data ownership, Best Starts partnered with specific communities to have conversations about the data and help us understand it. We learned a lot from this process and want to share our learnings with our larger community here.
“Loud at the Library” are collaborative events that take place at multiple libraries to foster community for moms and babies. A partnership between Nurse-Family Partnership, Vroom, Public Health–Seattle & King County, and Seattle Public Library, Loud at the Library events counter library stereotypes in fun, creative ways. Learn more and how it connects to Best Starts for Kids.