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Using Existing
PLATFORMS to
Integrate and Coordinate Investments for Children

Summary of a Joint Workshop
by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine;
Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion;
and Wu Yee Sun College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Steve Olson, Rapporteur

Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally

Board on Global Health

Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Institute of Medicine

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This activity was supported by grants from the Accordia Global Health Foundation; Autism Speaks (unnumbered award); the Bernard van Leer Foundation (222-2012-043); The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1084405); the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development; Grand Challenges Canada (unnumbered); HighScope Educational Research Foundation (unnumbered); Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal (unnumbered); the Inter-American Development Bank (unnumbered); the Jacobs Foundation (2013-1079); Lumos; the National Institutes of Health–Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Mental Health; Nestlé Nutrition Institute (unnumbered); Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE); the Open Society Institute–Budapest Foundation (OR2013-10010); ReadyNation (unnumbered); the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Society for Research in Child Development (unnumbered); UNICEF (unnumbered); the U.S. Agency for International Development; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (2013-9204); and the World Bank (unnumbered). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.

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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON USING EXISTING PLATFORMS TO INTEGRATE AND COORDINATE INVESTMENTS FOR CHILDREN1

PAMELA COLLINS, Director, Office for Research on Disparities and Director, Global Mental Health and Office of Rural Mental Health Research, National Institute of Mental Health

DIVYA LATA, Early Learning & Education Advisor, Plan International–Asia Regional Office

ALBERT LEE, Professor (Clinical), Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, and Director, Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, Chinese University of Hong Kong

CHEMBA RAGHAVAN, Education Specialist–Gender and Early Childhood Development, UNICEF–East Asia Pacific Regional Office

NIRMALA RAO, Serena H. C. Yang Professor in Early Childhood Development and Education and Dean, Graduate School, University of Hong Kong

LORRAINE SHERR, Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University College, London

ANDY SHIH, Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Autism Speaks

HIROKAZU YOSHIKAWA, Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University

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FORUM ON INVESTING IN YOUNG CHILDREN GLOBALLY1

ZULFIQAR A. BHUTTA (Co-Chair), Co-director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto, and Founding Director, Center of Excellence for Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University

ANN MASTEN (Co-Chair), Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

J. LAWRENCE ABER, Willner Family Professor of Psychology and Public Policy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and University Professor, New York University

AMINA ABUBAKAR, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research—Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme

LOLA ADEDOKUN, Program Director, Child Well-being and Director, African Health Initiative, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

CONSTANZA ALARCÓN, Colombian National Coordinator of the Intersectoral Commission for Early Childhood, Presidency of the Republic, Colombia

RAQUEL BERNAL, Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Economic Development, Universidad de los Andes

FLORENCIA LOPEZ BOO, Senior Social Protection Economist, Inter-American Development Bank

PIA REBELLO BRITTO, Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Development Unit, UNICEF

HELENA CHOI, Program Officer, Global Development and Population Program, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

PAMELA Y. COLLINS, Director, Office for Research on Disparities and Director, Global Mental Health and Office of Rural Mental Health Research, National Institute of Mental Health

TRACY COSTIGAN, Senior Program Officer, Research Evaluation Learning Unit, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

GARY DARMSTADT, Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health and Professor in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine

ANGELA DIAZ, Jean C. and James W. Crystal Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

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RANA HAJJEH, Director, Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

JODY HEYMANN, Dean, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

GILLIAN HUEBNER, Policy and Advocacy Director, Lumos

VENITA KAUL, Director, School of Education Studies and Director, Center for Early Childhood Education and Development, Ambedkar University, Delhi

SARAH KLAUS, Director, Early Childhood Program, London, Open Society Foundation

VESNA KUTLESIC, Director, Office of Global Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

ALBERT LEE, Professor (Clinical), Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, and Director, Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, Chinese University of Hong Kong

JOAN LOMBARDI, Senior Advisor, Bernard van Leer Foundation

STEPHEN LYE, Executive Director, Fraser Mustard Institute of Human Development, University of Toronto

ROBERT MALLETT, President and CEO, Accordia Global Health Foundation

KOFI MARFO, Professor and Foundation Director, Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University (South-Central Asia, East Africa, United Kingdom)

MARK MILLER, Director, Division of International and Population Studies, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health

HELIA MOLINA MILMAN, Vice Dean, Research and Development, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University de Santiago de Chile and Former Minister of Health, Chile

ARIEL PABLOS-MENDÉZ, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development

JANNA PATTERSON, Senior Program Officer, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ALAN PENCE, UNESCO Chair, Early Childhood, Education, Care and Development and Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria

RUTH PEROU, Lead Behavioral Scientist, Office of the Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHERYL POLK, President, HighScope Educational Research Foundation

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EDUARDO QUEIROZ, Executive Director, Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal

JOSE SAAVEDRA, Global Chief Medical Officer, Nestlé Nutrition

LORRAINE SHERR, Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, University College, London

ANDY SHIH, Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Autism Speaks

KARLEE SILVER, President of Targeted Challenges, Grand Challenges Canada

SIMON SOMMER, Head of Research, Jacobs Foundation

TAHA E. TAHA, Professor, Epidemiology and Population, Family and Reproductive Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

PAMALA TRIVEDI, SRCD/AAAS Policy Fellow, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

SUSAN WALKER, Professor of Nutrition and Director, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Epidemiology Research Unit, University of the West Indies

SARA WATSON, National Director, ReadyNation, Council for a Strong America

AMALIA WAXMAN, Consultant

QUENTIN WODON, Advisor, Human Development Network, World Bank

HIROKAZU YOSHIKAWA, Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University

Forum Staff

KIMBER BOGARD, Director, Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally

CHARLEE M. ALEXANDER, Research Associate

CARRIE VERGEL de DIOS, Program Assistant

PAMELLA ATAYI, Administrative Assistant

FAYE HILLMAN, Financial Associate

MAYA RAMACHANDRAN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Intern

MARIANA ZINDEL, Duke University Intern

PATRICK W. KELLEY, Director, Board on Global Health

Consultant

JOCELYN WIDMER, University of Florida

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BOARD ON GLOBAL HEALTH1

THOMAS C. QUINN (Chair), National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

JO IVEY BOUFFORD, New York Academy of Medicine

GARY DARMSTADT, Stanford University School of Medicine

JACOB A. GAYLE, Community Affairs, Medtronic Foundation

GLENDA E. GRAY, South African Medical Research Council

MARGARET A. HAMBURG, National Academy of Medicine

STEPHEN W. HARGARTEN, Global Health Program, Medical College of Wisconsin

CLARION JOHNSON, Private consultant

ALAN I. LESHNER, American Association for the Advancement of Science

MYRON M. LEVINE, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine

GUY H. PALMER, School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University

ANNE C. PETERSEN, University of Michigan and Global Philanthropy Alliance

DAVID VLAHOV, University of California, San Francisco, Schools of Nursing and Medicine

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BOARD ON CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES1

ANGELA DIAZ (Chair), Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

SHARI BARKIN, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University

THOMAS F. BOAT, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati

W. THOMAS BOYCE, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

DAVID A. BRENT, Western Psychiatric Institute and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

DAVID V. B. BRITT, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Sesame Workshop

DEBBIE I. CHANG, Nemours Health and Prevention Services

PATRICK H. DELEON, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

ELENA FUENTES-AFFLICK, University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital

EUGENE E. GARCIA, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College, Arizona State University

J. DAVID HAWKINS, School of Social Work, University of Washington

JEFFREY W. HUTCHINSON, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

JACQUELINE JONES, Foundation for Child Development

ANN S. MASTEN, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

VELMA McBRIDE MURRY, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

BRUCE S. McEWEN, Rockefeller University

MARTIN SEPULVEDA, IBM Corporation

TAHA E. TAHA, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Reviewers

This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published workshop summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the workshop summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary:

Albert Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ghazala Rafique, Aka Khan University

Nirmala Rao, University of Hong Kong

Damilola Walker, U.S. Agency for International Development

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this workshop summary was overseen by David Challoner, University of Florida. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this workshop summary rests entirely with the rapporteur and the institution.

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Acknowledgments

The planning committee and project staff deeply appreciate the many valuable contributions from individuals who assisted us with this project. First, we offer our profound thanks to all of the presenters and discussants at the workshop who gave so generously of their time and expertise. These individuals are listed in full in the workshop agenda in Appendix B. We are also grateful to the many participants who attended the workshop both in person and via the live webcast. The engagement of all those in attendance was robust and vital to the success of the event.

In addition, the forum wishes to recognize the sponsors that supported this activity. Financial support for this project was provided by the Accordia Global Health Foundation; Autism Speaks; the Bernard van Leer Foundation; The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development; Grand Challenges Canada; HighScope Educational Research Foundation; Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal; the Inter-American Development Bank; the Jacobs Foundation; Lumos; the National Institutes of Health–Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Mental Health; Nestlé Nutrition Institute; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; the Open Society Institute–Budapest Foundation; ReadyNation; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Society for Research in Child Development; UNICEF; the U.S. Agency for International Development; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; and the World Bank.

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A NOTE ABOUT THE COVER ART

The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally is committed to confronting the challenges and harnessing the opportunities surrounding the global nature of integrating the science of health, education, nutrition, and social protection. One of the ways the forum has committed itself to being global in scope is through the workshops that occur in different regions throughout the world. The cover design is intended to embrace the diversity in place, culture, challenges, and opportunities associated with forum activities at each of the workshops, but this global trajectory is done keeping in mind the momentum that comes in connecting these diverse locales to one another through the work of the forum. The bright orange dot represents the location of the workshop this report summarizes, and the lighter orange dots represent workshop locations across the first 3 years of the forum. The dotted orange line suggests that the forum will link what was gleaned from the convening activities from this workshop to the next. We would like to thank Jocelyn Widmer for her contributions to the cover design.

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The integration and coordination of health, education, nutrition, social protection, and other services have the potential to improve the lives of children and their caregivers around the world. However, integration and coordination of policies and programs affecting early childhood development can create both risks and benefits. In different localities, these services are more or less effective in achieving their objectives. They also are more or less coordinated in delivering services to the same recipients, and in some cases services are delivered by integrated multisectoral organizations. The result is a rich arena for policy analysis and change and a complex challenge for public- and private-sector organizations that are seeking to improve the lives of children.

To examine the science and policy issues involved in coordinating investments in children and their caregivers, the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally held a workshop in Hong Kong on March 14-15, 2015. Held in partnership with the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion and Wu Yee Sun College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the workshop brought together researchers, policy makers, program practitioners, and other experts from 22 countries. This report highlights the presentations and discussions of the event.

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