The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a critical window for cognitive, physical, and social development. Exposure to adverse experiences during early childhood dramatically increases the potential for lifelong poor health and social outcomes. This infographic, originally published in 2017 and updated in 2019, highlights the key role that Medicaid can play in increasing the odds that children get a good start in life.

For more information, see the blog post, Preventing Early Childhood Adversity Before It Starts: Maximizing Medicaid Opportunities.