Partnerships for Early Childhood Development, Phase II

In June 2018 Phase II of United Hospital Fund's Partnerships for Early Childhood Development (PECD) was launched with $709,122 in support from the funding consortium established for the first phase of PECD: UHF, the Altman Foundation, and The New York Community Trust. Eight participating hospitals received grants, with a portion of each hospital's grant designated for its community partner(s); the balance of the funding helps support a Learning Collaborative for partner teams.

PECD is designed to help pediatric primary care practices address social determinants of health that have a profound impact on child development in the first five years of life—with lifelong consequences for health and well-being—by creating or strengthening clinical-community partnerships to facilitate screening for risk factors, referrals to appropriate non-clinical services, and effective feedback and follow-up. In Phase II, participating practices will continue their partnerships with community-based agencies to scale, sustain, and evaluate work begun in Phase I, with a special emphasis on streamlining workflow and activities, especially related to “closing the referral loop” between clinical sites and their community partners. All grantees will also continue to participate in the PECD Learning Collaborative, a year-long UHF-led program of technical assistance, webinars and in-person sessions, site visits, and other resources supported by all three funders.


BronxCare Health System $75,833

To identify and address needs related to early learning and literacy, housing, food insecurity, health care navigation, utilities, and legal issues, in partnership with Claremont Neighborhood Center and Phipps Neighborhoods

Cohen Children's Medical Center (part of Northwell Health) $80,000

To identify and address needs related to housing, food, and utilities, adult education and child care, transportation, insurance, intimate partner violence, caregiver depression, and caregiver social support, in partnership with Child Center of New York and The Interfaith Nutrition Network

The Mount Sinai Hospital $79,948

To identify and address needs related to food insecurity, environmental health, entitlements, adult literacy, child learning, housing, and smoking cessation, in partnership with New York Common Pantry, LSA Family Health Services food pantry, and Children's Aid

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center $80,000

To identify and address needs related to child behavior and development, and family stressors including maternal depression, food insecurity, and domestic violence, in partnership with Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens $80,000

To identify and address needs related to maternal depression, food insecurity, caregiver support, breastfeeding support, intimate partner violence, literacy and education, and immigration/legal issues, in partnership with Public Health Solutions, Day Care Council of New York, and the NYC Office of Adult and Continuing Education

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur $80,000

To identify and address needs related to employment, child care, education, housing, food insecurity, immigration, and intimate partner violence, in partnership with Grand Street Settlement, Henry Street Settlement, University Settlement, and Educational Alliance

NYU School of Medicine/Family Health Centers at NYU Langone $71,650

To identify and address needs related to food insecurity, child care, housing conditions, legal issues, program enrollment, education, housing, domestic violence, and behavioral problems, in partnership with OHEL Children's Home and Family Services and Family Service Center at NYU Brooklyn

St. John's Episcopal Hospital $72,691

To identify and address needs related to early learning and literacy, housing and utilities, safety at home, food insecurity, health care access, emotional and behavioral challenges, and parenting classes, in partnership with Sheltering Arms and Queens Family Resource Center


July 9, 2018