Center for American Progress

: Health Equity in Early Childhood Policy

Children do not live in silos – they are products of the environments into which they are born and raised, and the first five years of life are a period of rapid development that set the stage for lifelong health and learning. These early years are therefore a key opportunity for promoting policies and services to improve long-term societal health, education, and economic prosperity. Access to health care, early learning opportunities, family economic security, secure housing and nutrition supports, and addressing social well-being are all crucial levers for strengthening families and communities.

Following the release of the Early Childhood Policy series “The Social Determinants of Health Across Early Childhood Development,” please join the Center for American Progress and a panel of experts on the social determinants of health and the importance of prioritizing holistic child and family policy.

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