Equity

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.

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

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