Building community capacity to promote child wellbeing and achieve equity.

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What would it look like if every child, parent, and family had equitable access to critical resources and opportunities needed to lead healthy, thriving lives — and had a seat at the table to drive the solutions?

Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) is a national initiative to improve the capacity of local communities and coalitions to advance equity. The NOW Innovation Forum is a national network of peer communities working to promote child wellbeing and prevent early childhood adversities.

 

Launched in 2016, Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing (NOW) aims to build the capacity of local communities and coalitions working to promote child wellbeing and align early childhood systems of care and education by using a trauma-informed lens to advance equity.

The NOW Innovation Forum brings together resources, stories, discussions, and other interactive tools in a central hub, to promote shared learning and networking among communities across the country that are working ensure all children and their families achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Learn more about the history of NOW, our vision and approach, and partners.

View the recording and slides from our virtual tour of the NOW Innovation Forum.

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The NOW Innovation Forum is an initiative of the Vital Village Networks at Boston Medical Center.

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COVID19 UPDATES

Your health and well-being matters to us. The NOW team stands alongside communities during this time as we work together collectively to promote the health, safety and wellness of our community, and maintain social connections. Click here for our latest announcements, updates and resources regarding COVID-19.

FEATURED STORIES

July 30 Webinar Archive: "Community-Driven Policy Advocacy: Upholding the Dignity of Immigrant Children and Families"

Thanks for joining us for the second session of 2020 Webinar Series, Learning and Transforming Together: Community-Centered Equity Practices. On July 30, we learned from amazing advocates across the country who are working to dismantle structural racism not only within the immigration system, but other sectors, institutions, and programs that serve immigrant children and families. View the archive for our latest webinar, Community-Driven Policy Advocacy: Upholding the Dignity of Immigrant Children and Families.

BECOME A FREE MEMBER

NOW Innovation Forum members can network with peer communities, share best practices, contribute resources to the repository, and access learning tools, webinars, podcasts, and monthly communications. Check out the Member FAQ Guide for more information about member benefits - it's free to sign up!

Learn more about NOW's levers of community change — components we believe are critical to ensure the equitable transformation and alignment of community systems to move those most impacted by inequity from margin to center. Read more to find resources and tools designed to build capacity around these fundamental areas.

LEVERS OF COMMUNITY CHANGE

New Podcast Episode 12 Released! 

Check out our twelfth episode of In the Arena with NOW, Brazelton Touchpoints Center:  Honoring the Strengths and Expertise of Children and Caregivers. Learn from the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, located in Boston, Massachusetts, about the importance of shifting to mental models that honor the dignity of children and their caregivers as a key strategy for creating a sustainable world where children grow up to be thriving adults in their local community

FEATURED RESOURCE

COVID-19 Resource Page by Vital Village Networks

This page shares COVID-19 related resources in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The resources accessed by in-person visit can be found in the map. The information comes from local community members and partners who are sharing in a collective effort designed through the Wellness Ideas Bank, as well as the city of Boston. Information may change rapidly. Please contact each location before visiting and be sure to check back for updates.

NOW LEARNING COMMUNITY

NOW is working with 10 community coalitions to the essential knowledge, skills, and tools to scale and sustain equitable transformation of early childhood, education, and health systems in their regions through the NOW Learning Community. Learning Community members can access a separate portal with information and resources to support their work over the next 18 months.

Vital Village is a network of residents and organizations committed to maximizing child, family, and community well-being. Vital Village is based at Boston Medical Center.  

801 Albany Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02119

https://www.vitalvillage.org

Email: projecthope.csc@gmail.com

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