Thursday, February 9, 2017

Essentials for Childhood Policy Guide

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.

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