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A network of community partners supporting families

Children’s National Hospital on June 30, 2020, announced a transformational $36 million investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation – one of the largest in the hospital’s history - to provide families with greater access to mental health care and community resources.

The Clark Parent & Child Network pairs clinical innovation with community partnerships to support underserved pregnant and postpartum women and children up to age 3. It will bridge a gap between prenatal care and early childhood development with a focus on mental health:

• Creating greater access to mental health care by increasing community-based screenings and support for pregnant women, placing more mental health specialists alongside pediatricians and creating a mental health clinic for infants and toddlers

• Promoting positive home environments and building a stronger safety net for at-risk children

• Establishing a network of community partners to support families with social, emotional and financial challenges


Oct. 1, 2020: The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation gathered leaders in hospital-based care, community health providers, advocates and philanthropists to discuss innovations in research and practice and working in partnership to help D.C. parents and children.
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Sept. 9, 2020: In advance of this year’s National Maternal & Infant Health Summit, a preview video showcases how A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation funding can lead to improved health outcomes for D.C. mothers and babies.
VIEW Pre-summit video

June 30, 2020: Lee Beers, M.D., FAAP, Children’s National Hospital pediatrician and medical director, and Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., director of the Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National, discuss the new Clark Parent & Child Network during the Washington Post Live event, “Maternal Health in America.”
VIEW Washington Post Live

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