Aug, 27, 2021

Accelerating Child Health Care Transformation: Key Opportunities for Improving Pediatric Care

Pediatric health care providers and their multidisciplinary care teams are uniquely poised to affect life-long health and well-being by supporting opportunities to prevent development delays, address health-related social needs, and reduce the risk of chronic disease, trauma, and mental health difficulties. Drawing from conversations with child health care leaders nationally and a literature review, the Center for Health Care Strategies, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, identified three key strategies, profiled in a new report, that are integral to support a more upstream, preventive, holistic pediatric delivery system model that treats all patients with dignity and respect. These strategies create the underpinnings for improving children’s health care beyond medical care, centering child and family well-being, and incorporating an upstream approach to prevention.