Phase 2 Learning Community

Five communities across the nation were competitively selected to participate in a multi-year, shared-learning initiative and serve as “proof point communities,” working to achieve concrete changes in pediatric primary care that support children's social and emotional development and nurturing parent-child relationships. Together, the five communities will pursue opportunities to share best practices, gain learnings in pediatric care transformation, and identify opportunities to foster continued collaboration across the field to improve outcomes for children and families.

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Community Partners

PSP recently selected five community partners that will inform national systems work with family- and community-led local pediatric practice transformation. The interplay will make the case for eventual widescale national change. While all community partners share PSP's North Star that centers parents, prioritizes BIPOC children and families, and seeks to support early social and emotional development and early relational health, the road that each community takes will be co-created locally.


Each site received a grant for a one-year planning process, followed by multiyear funding for technical assistance and implementation. Our five community partners are:

  • Durham Partners for Early Relational Health with Duke Children’s Primary Care (North Carolina)

  • Early Childhood Alliance Onondaga with Upstate Medical University (New York)

  • LIFT/ACEs LA Medical–Financial Partnership with Network for Care (California)

  • University of California San Francisco Center for Child and Community Health with the Ready! Resilient! Rising! (R3) Network (California)

  • Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics with Pediatrics Northwest (Washington State)