Our Partners and Contributors
The Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy developed this Practitioner Series to increase the infant and early childhood mental health knowledge base and improve practice in managed care healthcare settings. We are grateful to our valued partners and contributors without whose expertise and diligent efforts we could not have completed this project.
Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy (CPEIP) is a nationally recognized leader in the field of early childhood mental health. The FSU Center has worked with Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) for over a decade to promote policy and systemic changes related to intervention and early childhood mental health. The Center supports a broad scope of services including training of hundreds of professionals on evidence-based therapeutic interventions for infants and children.
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The mission of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. The Center on the Developing Child generates, translates, and applies knowledge in the service of driving science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity in the United States and throughout the world.
Specifically, the Center is committed to:
- Building a unified science of health, learning, and behavior to explain the early roots of lifelong impairments;
- Leading the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative program and practice models that reduce preventable disparities in well-being;
- Catalyzing the implementation of effective, science-based public policies through strategic relationships and knowledge transfer; and
- Preparing future and current leaders to build and leverage knowledge that promotes the healthy development of children and families and brings high returns to all of society.
The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP supports the professional needs of its members. The AAP advocates for access to health care for all children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP believes that each child should have a “medical home”—a model of health care where care is accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective. The AAP works with government, communities and other national organizations to shape many child health and safety issues.
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The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) is dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of Florida’s newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults, and to supporting Florida’s pediatricians and pediatric specialists as the best qualified providers for their care.
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The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine (BSSM) is an interdisciplinary department that contributes to the mission of the College of Medicine through research, teaching, and service. We emphasize the influence of individual, interpersonal, and community factors on health, in the context of social and societal forces. Our work integrates community partnership with principles and methods from behavioral sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to advance knowledge and promote health, especially for the underserved.
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The University of Florida (UF) is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and is moving toward becoming one of the top 10 public research universities in the country. UF Health’s mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care; innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences; and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation. UF Health includes the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine.
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