Collaborative Action for Child Equity (CACE)

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Overview

The mission of CACE is to reduce disparities in health, wellbeing and school readiness for every child age 0-5 years, in order to advance health equity.

Specific Aims

TCC engages 13 partner states across HHS Region IV and the CDC REHDAI network to:

  1. Evaluate the extent to which a culturally-centered, peer-mediated parenting leadership program, Smart & Secure Children (SSC) impacts healthy child development; and
  2. Evaluate how state and local policies ensure that every child receives quality parenting and early child development through supportive programs and public service delivery systems with community participation in decision-making.
  3. Further, CACE strives to ensure that parents are actively engaged in informing and influencing early childhood policy formation and program implementation.

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Research & Outreach Activities

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Local child equity policy analysis and coalition building in 13 CACE member states

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Implement local adaptations of Smart & Secure Children (SSC) quality parenting program

3

Implement local Policy Action Plan (PAP)

4

CACE Collaborative Learning Sessions and Capacity Building

CACE Spotlight

Investigators and Project Staff

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Glenda Wrenn, MD, MSHP
Principal Investigator
Director, Division of Behavioral Health
Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Phone:
Email: gwrenn@msm.edu
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LeRoy Reese, PhD
Project Director
Division of Behavioral Health Morehouse School of Medicine
Phone:
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Aneeqah Ferguson, MS
Associate Project Director
Division of Behavioral Health
Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Phone: 404-752-8698
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Tasha Alston, MSW
Project Assistant
Director, Division of Behavioral Health
Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Phone:
Email: talston@msm.edu
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Victor Ede, MSCR, MBBS
Data Manager
Division of Behavioral Health
Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Phone:
Email: vede@msm.edu
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Ayanna N. Smith, BBA, MBA
Administrative Assistant
Division of Behavioral Health
Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Phone: 404-756-8961
Email: anjackson@msm.edu

Media

SHLI Presents: Smart & Secure Children Program
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1 NIMHD Story: Satcher Health Leadership Institute Creates New Generation of Parent Leaders http://www.nimhd.nih.gov/news/featureArticles/11-14-14_Article.html


Resources

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1 SHLI Division of Behavioral Health http://satcherinstitute.org/division-of-behavioral-health/
2 SHLI Smart & Secure Parenting Leadership Program http://satcherinstitute.org/division-of-behavioral-health/smart-and-secure-parenting-leadership-program/