Bridging Health Care and Early Education System Transformations to Achieve Kindergarten Readiness in Oregon

October 2014

Oregon has taken significant steps to transform its health care and early education systems. Recognizing that good health is a key component of ensuring children enter school ready to succeed, Oregon is now aligning the two systems with the ultimate goal of improving kindergarten readiness. This report, supported by the Build Initiative, describes Oregon’s approach to aligning its two innovative system transformations and highlights key strategies ­– including joint staffing, blended funding, and shared expectations – to elucidate lessons for policy makers seeking to bridge health care and early education.

Source: National Academy for State Health Policy

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