Organization Name: Centering Healthcare Institute

Focus Area: Littlest Learners
Region: United States
Sector: Non-Profit
Investment Year: 2019
Centering Healthcare Institute's mission is to improve health and transform the way care is delivered. With over two decades of experience as the go-to resource for group healthcare, CHI has pioneered and sustained the Centering model of group care currently offered across nearly 600 sites. The evidence-based Centering model combines health assessment, interactive learning and community building to help support positive health behaviors and drive better health outcomes.

Why We Invested

Cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development are critical elements of a child’s school and life readiness. Many future learning milestones are impacted by health outcomes and behaviors that occur before birth and during these critical first two years of a child’s life. When it comes to addressing early childhood outcomes and a child and new family's development, prenatal and pediatric visits are the only setting that reaches nearly every mother and child birth to 3. Centering Healthcare Institute's programs have demonstrated a powerful ability to decrease health disparities for both the mother and the child and spark parental behavior change.

The healthcare visit, a nearly universal exposure in pregnancy and early childhood, is an opportunity to provide parents with the knowledge and skills to support their child and family’s health and is a significant entry point for promoting optimal child development.
Angie Truesdale, CEO, Centering Healthcare Institute