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by Paul Dworkin, M.D.

Founder, Help Me Grow; Executive Vice-President, Community Child Health Director, Office for Community Child Health, Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Nov 07, 2014

A Hopeful Harbinger of Sustainability

Throughout our work to support affiliates in their Help Me Grow replication efforts, no issue has been more prominent or challenging than long-term sustainability.

One of the more secure forms of Help Me Grow sustainability has been inclusion in state budgets—though we now know such inclusion takes significant work. It is our hope that lessons learned from prior affiliate efforts and emerging strategies for state-level advocacy can help you achieve long-term sustainability for your Help Me Grow system.

A Story of S  

November 1, 2014

HMG Solano & Collective Impact

We were so tickled to find these great photos on Facebook from Help Me Grow Solano (California)'s recent collective impact/Help Me Grow planning summit. Pictured are Megan Richards and Ciara Gonsalves, First 5 Solano, Debbi Davis, HMG Solano/ CNP, and HTA & Associates. Congrats, HMG Solano, on a successful summit!


November 1, 2014

HMG Utah Halloween Event: Video

Costumes, learning, resource referrals, and candy!

This jaunty two-minute video captures the fun and purpose of the annual family Halloween event sponsored by Help Me Grow Utah, United Way of Lane County, and KBYU 11 and RBM Building Services. It also features HMG Utah parent and family champion Janae Moss and director Barbara Leavitt in costume! Watch the video.


October 6, 2014

Help Me Grow South Carolina & Home Visiting

Help Me Grow South Carolina recently participated in the South Carolina Home Visiting Summit in Columbia, SC, sponsored by the SC Children's Trust. More than 200 home visitors attended the day long event. HMG SC Program Manager Jane Witowski was a panel presenter in a workshop on resources that work. Lillian Garcia and Alexandra Rodriguez staffed the HMG exhibit doing one-on-one networking with home visitors.

Congratulations HMG SC on a great opportunity for all!


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