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Directions on using this template

Directions on using this template

  • This PowerPoint template was designed to help create a framework for presenting Project LAUNCH to various audiences.

  • Some slides have “Notes” to explain the content.

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L inking a ctions for u nmet n eeds in c hildren s h ealth

Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health

An overview of our goals and strategies

Framing the issue

Framing the Issue

  • Children need a safe, supportive environment to grow and learn

  • Address health disparities by creating a shared vision among community members

  • For too long, mental health was not at the forefront when talking about early childhood development

Project launch

Project LAUNCH

  • Funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Five-year grants to states, tribes, and local communities

Reaching our goal

Reaching Our Goal…

Using three guiding principles

…Using Three Guiding Principles

Project launch goals

Project LAUNCH Goals

Putting goals into action

Putting Goals into Action

Prevention and promotion strategies

Prevention and Promotion Strategies

Each grantee implements or expands evidence-based programs and practices in five key areas:

Systems integration activities

Systems Integration Activities

Engages key players across child-serving systems

Promotes coordination and collaboration among partners and all stakeholders


  • Councils on Young Child Wellness

  • Promotes agency partnerships with ACF, HRSA, and CDC

  • Develops additional governmental and private partners that mirror collaboration at the state/tribal and local levels

Councils on young child wellness

Councils on Young Child Wellness

  • Unite stakeholders at state, tribal, and local levels, across the child-serving systems to create a shared vision of young child wellness

  • Bring together providers, parents, and other stakeholders to plan and oversee local implementation

  • Conduct an environmental scan to map existing resources, unmet needs, gaps, and areas for collaboration

  • Develop a strategic plan to prioritize goals and objectives, timelines, and benchmarks for success

  • Help ensure that programs address behavioral health disparities through strategic planning and implementation

Sustaining practices

Sustaining Practices

  • Project LAUNCH creates partnerships between the state or tribe and local communities

  • Strategies are carefully selected to lead to large-scale, system-wide improvements

  • Practices are designed to live beyond the life of the grant

Grantee locations

Grantee Locations

Grantees by cohort

Grantees by Cohort





Cherokee Nation, OK





Muscogee (Creek) Nation, OK

New Hampshire

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, MI

Pascua Yaqui Tribe of AZ

Pueblo of Laguna, DOE, NM




New Mexico

Red Cliff Band of Lake

Superior Chippewa

Rhode Island



District of Columbia






New York

North Carolina




Aliviane, Inc.; El Paso, TX

Fund for Public Health;

New York, NY

Multnomah Education Service District;

Portland, OR

North Colorado Health Alliance; Greeley CO

University of Missouri; Columbia, MO

Wheeler Clinic;

Plainville, CT

Learn more about project launch

Learn More about Project LAUNCH


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