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.



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Leaders Across Sectors Agree We Can Prioritize Possibilities for Children and Families Addressing ACEs and Social Risks and Promoting Relational Health

Paper: Prioritizing Possibilities for Child and Family Well-Being. Report: Payment for Progress. Videos: We Are the Medicine; Agenda KickOff Video

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Transforming Services and Policies to Promote Relational Health Helps Children Facing Adversity Flourish

Paper: Family resilience and connection promotes child flourishing, even amid adversity.

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Positive Childhood Experiences Lower Chances of Adult Depression and Loneliness

Paper: Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample


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? New 2020-2021 is available now. 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