A Roadmap to Making New Jersey the Safest, Healthiest and Most Supportive Place to Give Birth and Raise a Family
A vision and action plan to unlock the potential of every child in New Jersey to grow up healthy, safe and educated.
More than 100,000 babies are born every year in New Jersey. All possessing unlimited potential, yet many face daunting odds that hurt their ability to reach it fully.
Too often, opportunities are affected by race, income or geography. For some, disparities begin before they are even born, due to uneven maternal health and prenatal care.
At the very time of life when a healthy start, a strong family and access to high quality care and education are most critical to a baby’s foundation, these gaps can have a life-long impact on a child’s growth and development.
We all have a role to play in achieving equity and eliminating disparities that impact outcomes for babies, families and communities. The foundation for change is in place; the opportunity is now!
New Jersey Pritzker Leadership Team Consensus Documents
The following serve two purposes: to document key outcomes of planning meetings held and to inform the development of a community-wide Infant and Toddler Strategic Plan supported by the Pritzker Children’s Initiative.
Maternal and Infant Health
Infant Mental Health
Infant-Toddler Child Care
Letter from Cecilia Zalkind on behalf of the NJ Pritzker Leadership Team
Unlocking Potential Cost Modeling Analysis
Pritzker Children's Initiative Slide Presentation
Watch NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy Response
Watch Report Release with Remarks from Pritzker Children's Initiative Director Gerry Cobbs and Panel Discussion
Read @acnjforkids' latest report: #UnlockingPotential: a plan for #NJ to increase access to essential supports for 27,000+ babies in #lowincome families by 2023. Supports include #childcare, home visiting + mental health services to those who need it most. https://t.co/yJe82wtrJp pic.twitter.com/GceggBEsgQ— AdvocatesforChildren (@ACNJforKids) June 24, 2020
What happens from prenatal to age 3 can have substantial effects on both short + long-term outcomes in learning, behavior & both physical + mental health. Check out powerful slide from Gerry Cobb of the #Pritzker Children's Initiative. #LiveTweets from #UnlockingPotential release pic.twitter.com/PsNaF6yX7O— AdvocatesforChildren (@ACNJforKids) June 24, 2020
Equity is at the ❤️ of many national/state #earlychildhood initiatives. They must be targeted to meet the needs of kids who may not have access to these quality experiences like #childcare. Gerry Cobb of the #Pritzker Children's Initiative. #LiveTweets from #UnlockingPotential. pic.twitter.com/8400qk5VVD— AdvocatesforChildren (@ACNJforKids) June 24, 2020