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Project Launch - Richmond University Medical Center

A federal initiative created by the National Center for Healthy Safe Children and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Project LAUNCH has a mission “to promote the wellness of young children ages birth to 8 by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development.” With a goal to prepare children for success in school, Project LAUNCH specifically aims to: Ensure children are ready to learn when entering school Improve coordination and collaboration amongst systems serving children Build infrastructure by increasing the availability of quality, evidence-based programming Increase children’s and their families’ access to top-notch prevention, wellness, and physical and behavioral health services Richmond University Medical Center is amongst a handful of grant recipients for Project LAUNCH, a highly competitive program with only 12 other grantees at any given time. What we learn throughout the five-year term of the grant will help communities influence state-, territorial-, and tribal-level systems changes and policy improvements.


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