Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Financing Policy Project

ZERO TO THREE launched the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Financing Policy Project (IECMH-FPP) in 2016 with support from the Irving Harris Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Alliance for Early Success, and University of Minnesota.

The purpose of this project is to support states’ advancement of IECMH policies that will contribute to the healthy development of young children. The first cohort of states participating in the IECMH-FPP include Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia. The second cohort was launched in May 2018. States participating include Alabama, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. Over the span of the project, Cohorts 1 and 2, along with mentor state Minnesota, have grown into an engaged learning collaborative which ZERO TO THREE continues to host and facilitate.

ZERO TO THREE Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Policy Vignettes

Alabama, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington, DC are just a sample of the Cohort 2 states (and 1 district) that have designed and successfully moved IECMH policy.

Cohort 1 states have also made great progress in advancing IECMH policy. Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Oregon are just a handful of the Cohort 1 states that have advanced IECMH assessment, diagnosis, and treatment policies.

Additional IECMH-FPP Resources

Advancing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Policy in States: Stories from the Field

Exploring State Strategies for Financing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

ZERO TO THREE Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Policy Convening Report