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Advancing Whole Child Health Models

The Whole Child Health Alliance advances whole child health models that promote children’s optimal health, development and well-being across the life course while improving health equity through delivery and payment reforms. Whole child health models engage child health providers, payers, community-based organizations and other multisector partners in improving population health and addressing social needs and broader social determinants of health affecting children, youth and their families.


View a one-pager that describes the Whole Child Health Alliance. Learn More (PDF)

Key Elements

Review our key elements representing essential components of holistic, family-centered child health approaches that support optimal health, development and well-being. Learn More (PDF)


Review the structure of the Alliance. Learn More (PDF)

Steering Committee

The Alliance’s Steering Committee includes:

General Members

General Members of the Alliance include: Aligning for Health, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Children’s Hospital Association, Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Families USA, First Focus on Children, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Mental Health AmericaSeattle Children's, Trust for America’s Health and ZERO TO THREE.

Advisory Committee

The Alliance engages with subject matter experts and community members:

  • Charlie Bruner, PhD, National Resource Network Manager, Integrated Care for Kids (InCK Marks) Initiative
  • Elisabeth Wright Burak, MPP, MSW, Senior Fellow, Center for Children and Families, Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Paul Dworkin, MD, Executive Vice President for Community Health, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Kay Johnson, MPH, MEd, President, Johnson Group Consulting, Inc.
  • James Perrin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Mass General Hospital for Children/Harvard Medical School
  • Karen Marie Wilding, VP and Chief Value Officer, Nemours Children's Health