Author: Lana Lee

ACNJ 7th Annual Breakfast Celebration

It was wonderful seeing new and familiar faces at ACNJ’s annual breakfast last week! More than 275 people celebrated with us! In addition to recognizing ACNJ’s wins for children, the event included raffle prizes, special remarks from Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz who energized the audience and a thought-provoking panel focused on the mental […]

Promoting Preventive Health Among New Jersey’s Children

One study indicates that missed visits were reported more for certain age groups than others–with nearly half of children ages 2-6 and 7-12 missing well-visits. Comparatively, roughly a quarter of parents of children under age 2 reported missing a routine visit. The same study indicated a higher prevalence of missed visits among Hispanic children in comparison to other racial groups; non-Hispanic Black children had the lowest rate of missed visits.

Nine Takeaways from Celebrate Babies Week 2022

Last week, in partnership with the New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health (NJ-AIMH) and Montclair State University’s Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, ACNJ participated in Celebrate Babies Week, a national initiative highlighting the mental health needs of young children. This year, our theme was “Early Relational Health: It’s Everyone’s Business.” Throughout the week, ACNJ and our partners engaged families, professionals and policymakers around the state to call attention to the needs of our youngest children.

Assembly Women & Children’s Committee Focus on Infant Mental Health

Facebook Twitter Linkedin The best time to focus on mental health starts immediately at birth! Check out NJ Spotlight News’ coverage of yesterday’s hearing on infant mental health and on ZERO TO THREE’s HealthySteps’ program, which promotes positive parenting and healthy development within the pediatric healthcare setting. The Assembly Women and Children Committee, in partnership […]

Growing HealthySteps in New Jersey

HealthySteps is an evidence‐based program that serves both young children (0‐3) and their families in a pediatric health care setting. This approach is non‐stigmatizing and provides universal access, since nearly all young children regularly see a pediatric primary care provider.