Equity is practiced when each person, according to their unique circumstances, has the supports necessary to reach an outcome equivalent to others. In the prenatal-to-3 system of care, the inequities young children and their families experience can maintain or worsen disparities in a variety of short- and long-term outcomes. To counteract inequity, state leaders can enact policy solutions that help all children thrive.


Children are born healthy to healthy parents, and pregnancy experiences and birth outcomes are equitable.

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The Roadmap is best known for its 12 evidence-based policy solutions, but did you know we track all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 20 measures of child and family health and wellbeing?
Maine ranked 18 out of 50 states and D.C. in amount of resources a working parent has available to support their family. Consider this scenario: a single parent with an infant and a toddler who works
By Jacque Whearty, Policy Manager Imagine that you just found out you may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which will help you feed your two children. But first, you need to fill
April 11th marks the start of Black Maternal Health Week, which draws attention to worsening health disparities caused by systemic racism. This week offers an opportunity to consider state policies that reduce racial and ethnic
We released our 2022 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap in October which provides guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments states can make to ensure all children thrive from the start. Below, you’ll find