Registration opens for PA Children's Work Group Conference

Register now for the November 20th Children's Work Group Early Childhood Conference. The Conference will be from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The agenda includes a discussion of PA's new statewide report reflecting county-level needs on maternal, child and community health issues in its Family Support Needs Assessment.

The assessment, which was developed in partnership with PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and OCDEL, found that substance use, intimate partner violence and mental health challenges are among the most pronounced issues facing young families across urban and rural communities and shows overall improvement in maternal and child health outcomes across many of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties since the last statewide needs assessment in 2014.

Confirmed panelists will emphasize the report's content specific to Philadelphia and southeastern Pennsylvania. The panelists include:

  • Karen-Grimm Thomas, Director of External Relations, PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).
  • Maternity Care Coalition
  • Erin Blair, RN, Nurse Family Partnership
  • Tara Dechert, CHOP Policy Lab

Register here .

Read the PA Family Support Needs Assessment.