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Whole Child Health Alliance

Nemours Children's National Office of Policy & Prevention

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.


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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


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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, UnitedHeatlhcare Community & State 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