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What We Do

Our Vision

Family Connects International envisions a world where all children and their families have access to a continuum of community-based care to support their health and success.

Our Mission

Family Connects International is committed to improving the health and well-being of children and families by bringing evidence-based solutions to every community, undertaking innovative research and evaluation, and engaging in public policy.

Our Values

Equity

We believe that every family must have fair and just opportunities to achieve optimal health and well-being, and we actively work to establish systems that support this ideal.

Collaboration

Collaboration is the only way to achieve systems transformation. No single organization can do this work.

Excellence

Simply put, we bring the highest quality to everything we do.

Integrity

We are data-driven, transparent, trustworthy, and accountable. We are here to empower families and communities to care for their children.

How We Work

Family Connects International partners with the Center for Child & Family Health to disseminate the Family Connects model. We work with local and state governments, health-care systems, and nonprofits to plan and implement the model. We provide full support for successful implementation, including building community alignment, training nurses, providing screening and assessment tools and a robust data system.

Family Connects International also conducts rigorous research and evaluation of the model, as well as innovative research on early childhood well-being and parent-child relationships. In addition, we engage with policymakers to increase their understanding of the positive impacts of Family Connects, and we collaborate with agencies working in the early childhood field.

Our aim is to improve child and family health and well-being at the population level.