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Advancing Whole Child Health and Development 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.

Press Release

Read the joint announcement from the organizing partners supporting the Whole Child Health Alliance.


See how our Whole Child Health Alliance is structured. 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, Seattle Children's,  Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Families USA, First Focus on Children, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Trust for America’s Health, and ZERO TO THREE.

Subject Matter Experts

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