ASTHO developed a policy guide to supplement CDC's Essentials for Childhood framework, focusing on strategies to:
- increase economic support for working families,
- expand access to quality childcare and education, and
- promote flexible, family-friendly workplace policies.
This resource presents an overview of the health department's role in informing policy and lays out several options for states and other partners to incorporate in cross-cutting policy efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and to ensure a foundation for health into the next generation.
For more information on how Colorado is implementing the framework, visit Colorado Essentials for Childhood.