Building on the Legacy of Assuring Better Child Health and Development

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After nearly thirteen years the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program is coming to its conclusion. Despite the formal conclusion of this program, however, there is more work for states to do in promoting early childhood health and development. This final ABCD Alumni-only webinar features brief remarks from both the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and The Commonwealth Fund on the legacy of ABCD. Following these remarks speakers from Oregon who participated in the ABCD Screening Academy and ABCD III will discuss Oregon’s accomplishments through its projects. Speakers will also discuss how they are working to ensure cross-systems planning and attention to children’s health in both education and health reform initiatives across the state. Following the presentations ABCD Alumni will have the opportunity to ask questions and share current early childhood health and development initiatives ongoing in their states.



  • Neva Kaye, Managing Director for Health System Performance, NASHP
  • Melinda Abrams, Vice President, Patient-Centered Coordinated Care, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Charles Gallia, Senior Policy Advisor, Oregon Health Authority
  • Dana Hargunani, Child Health Director, Oregon Health Authority
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