There are four steps the Children’s Trust aims to achieve in order to realize its vision.
Step 1: Build Consensus
- Purpose: The California Children’s Trust is established to transform how we promote healthy development and health equity for children and families in California.
- Establish research and analysis capacity
- Develop communications strategy.
- Establish infrastructure, funding and partnerships.
- Engage public leaders.
- Mobilize stakeholder coalition.
- Identify short-term high value opportunities.
Step 2: Design the Solution
- Financing: Funding is adequate and flexible.
- Policies: Policies are enacted that enable greater access and quality.
- Administration: State and counties have capacity to administer re-designed service delivery system.
- Quality & Accountability: State and counties have capacity and common metrics to measure and report quality and standards of care.
Step 3: Institutionalize Change
- Integrated Model: Effective and culturally appropriate behavioral health practices and strategies are integrated into all child-serving systems and community-based settings.
Step 4: Improve Child Well-Being
- Healthy Development: Children and their family are supported to achieve developmental benchmarks.
- Health Equity: Children have opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives regardless of factors such as race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender or residence.
- Vision for Child Well-Being: All children in California have the support they need to realize their potential.