Health is impacted by so much more than medical care, which contributes only a small share to a child’s overall health. The below resources explore opportunities to get started on a path that supports a more upstream, preventive, and holistic delivery system that treats all young patients and their families with dignity and supports better opportunities for life-long health and well-being.

1. Learn the Basics

Following are core resources that outline critical strategies to transform child health care, distilled from research and insights from experts across the country.

REPORT    •    AUGUST 2021

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

Provides recommendations for providers, payers, and policymakers to consider when adopting approaches to transform child health care services.


Opportunities for Transforming Pediatric Care

Discusses the three key strategies to improve child health care.


Using an Anti-Racist, Family-Centered Focus to Improve Pediatric Care

Explains why child health care transformation is needed and offers three strategies to achieve it.


Transforming Child Health Care Through an Anti-Racist, Family-Centered Focus

Offers strategies for engaging with patients and families as partners to make pediatric care anti-racist and family-centered.

2. Hear from Others

Acknowledging Trauma to Help Lead Transformation

YouTube video

Hala Durrah, MAT

Patient Family and Engagement Consultant and Advocate

Engaging Youth in Transformation Efforts

YouTube video

Sneha Dave

Founder and Executive Director, Generation Patient

Starting with Families & Communities to Transform Care

YouTube video

Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Vital Village Network

WEBINAR    •    AUGUST 2021

Transforming Child Health Care Through Anti-Racist, Family-Driven Approaches

Explores the need to transform child health care from three unique perspectives: pediatricians, a family advocate, and a children’s health clinic director.

3. Explore Implementation Resources

Explore the library on this resource center for an array of practical resources, lessons, and tools from organizations across the country that are championing child health care transformation:

See also resources for policymakers and payers to adopt financing and accountability levers that support transformation.