This Major Anti-Poverty Collaborative is Doubling Down on Support for Early Childhood

Media July 26, 2022

“Blue Meridian Partners prides itself on thinking big. Its mission is ambitious: “To transform the life trajectories of young people and families in poverty.” To do so, the funding collaborative makes hefty investments in strategies that aim to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

One way to disrupt that cycle is to intervene early, and a pillar of Blue Meridian’s approach is to provide support for children at the very beginning of their lives. The funding collaborative recently doubled down on a related commitment with a $46.5 million investment in HealthySteps. HealthySteps, a program of child development nonprofit ZERO TO THREE, partners with pediatric and family medicine practices to provide support for parents and ensure that young children are reaching developmental milestones. The evidence-based program has over 200 sites in 24 states and Washington D.C., and the Blue Meridian investment will allow the program to double in size by 2027.”

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