The Coalition’s motto is that we are “Inclusively Embracing, Collaboratively Learning, and Compassionately Understanding.”
Systems are designed to get the results we see. When those results include unfair differences based on race, then we know racism is part of the design of the system. As a Coalition, we focus on doing things differently in order to achieve racial equity, so that all kids are healthy. We model and advocate for these changes in other systems. Here are some ways we do things differently:
We lift up the most important experts in the room: the parents and caregivers that have experience with children living with mental health challenges, or "lived experience."
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The sooner that babies, children and their families get the support they need, the sooner their brain development can get back to balance.
There are trusted relationships in the community that are already established, and we seek to build upon those. When it comes to health and wellness, that starts with community health workers.
Relationships are everything. We want people to know one another and be known. We put intentional focus on how our processes and outcomes reflect our values.