OUR MISSION: To promote the early and lifelong health of children, youth, and families through the translation of the science of healthy child development and thriving into public health and health services research, policy, and practice.
OUR VALUES: The work of the CAHMI is guided by our values: (1) equity and positive health development for all children, youth, families, and communities; (2) child, youth, and family partnership and engagement at all levels; (3) translation of science, data, and evidence into policy and practice; (4) cross-sector collaboration and innovation to achieve culture and systems change.




Meeting the Moment: Early Childhood Developmental Health Systems Evidence to Impact Annual Convening

September 2023 Keynote Presentation: Meeting the Moment to Take Positive Health Equity to Scale

MCH article

CAHMI's role and contributions to the MCH field for improved systems, services, and outcomes

New paper recounting CAHMI's history, progress, and lessons learned to advance efforts for improved maternal and child health.


New Study Reveals Four-Fold Range in Rates of Mental Health Problems Among U.S. Children Based on Relational and Social Health Risks

Paper: Social and Relational Health Risks and Common Mental Health Problems Among US Children: The Mitigating Role of Family Resilience and Connection to Promote Positive Socioemotional and School-Related Outcomes


Get National and State Level Data Findings from the National Survey of Children's Health

What have you learned about child and family health today? Get data about families from families in your state using CAHMI's Data Resource Center query tool and resources. Also see innovative metrics and data findings on CAHMI’s new Possibilities Data Query!

What is Data In Action?

The CAHMI and our partners work to design, validate and promote access to data that are essential for helping children and families thrive.

  Get data to prioritize possibilities here.


What is Measurement In Action?

The CAHMI’s strategic measurement approach creates lasting positive change by putting children, youth and families at the center of quality measurement and improvement.

  Find out how we make measurement matter.

What is Engagement In Action?

Data-driven, relationship-centered engagement is at the core of the CAHMI’s work to achieve whole child and family well-being. Our evidence-based tools promote real engagement that leads to real health.

  Visit our Engagement in Action Page.


What is Flourishing In Action?

The CAHMI is dedicated to implementing and promoting a new science of thriving to drive systems change.

  Learn how to prioritize possibilities in research, policy, and practice