Dear Partners and Friends,
How can we be helpful? This is the question many of us are asking as we grapple with the uncertain implications of COVID-19. Over the past few weeks many families have adapted by working from home as their kids learn remotely. For many other families, however, the changes have resulted in financial loss or insecurity, increased stress, and disruptions in needed supports and services. Our partners in health care service delivery are on the front lines of this crisis providing needed health and behavioral health services to families. Despite being under incredible stress of their own, they have emerged as heroes, along with school teachers, public servants, volunteers, and so many others.
So how can CHDI be helpful? First, during these trying times, we can connect provider organizations and families to helpful health, safety and social services information and resources, many of which were developed by our partners throughout the state and the country. Second, we can continue our collective work to improve the health and well-being of children. Times like this remind us of the critical need for ensuring all children and families have access to a comprehensive, accessible, high quality, equitable, and integrated health and behavioral health system.
Together we will get through this. Please stay connected and reach out if we can offer support. CHDI staff can be reached by
President and CEO