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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

Jan 06, 2015

Help Me Grow, Health Equity, and Young Children

Susan Hibbard, executive director of the BUILD Initiative, recently invited me to participate in a session on Health Equity at the October annual conference of Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families (GCYF) in Detroit.   

Maxine Hayes, a pediatrician and former Washington State Health Officer, opened the session with a compelling overview of how research affirms the critical importance of the first years of life. She also cited Read More >>

December 23, 2014

HMG Florida Included in 2015-16 Governor's Budget

HMG FL slated to receive $4 million

Governor Scott’s 2015-16 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget recommends $1.06 billion in funding for early child education and care, an increase of approximately $33.5 million. In that is $4 million to maintain and expand the Help Me Grow initiative that identifies children ages birth through 8 at risk for developmental or behavioral challenges and connects their families with information and community-based resources. Read more.

Congratulations, Help Me Grow Florida!! We're so excited to witness and support your work!


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January 6, 2015

Help Me Grow Utah Goes Statewide!

A major milestone is reached

We could not be prouder to share the news that after much work and many years, Help Me Grow Utah able to support families across the state. 

"Each and every parent waits in great and nervous anticipation for their children’s milestone moments," writes community liaison Julie Miller. "Crawling, first steps, off to school and—finally—launching them from home. After almost five years of existence, Help Me Grow has reached some of its own milestone moments—many of them under the carefully guided hand of Utah County leaders, who possessed great foresight."

Read more about this wonderful news


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