Equity is foundational to improving children's health. We believe that financial, social, environmental and racial inequities affect the health and well-being of children. Solutions must address basic needs of families first.
Children are at the center of our work. We will work across family, community, organizational and funding boundaries to ensure the system works for children and their health. As we design solutions, we will view the system from the perspective of the family and child. We believe the opportunities and solutions come from within families and communities.
We work together on solutions, building relationships and trust. Family, community and organizational partnerships are a critical aspect of successful improvement. The network is designed to inspire and continuously develop relationships across Cincinnati that work together in a system focused on what works for children.
We all teach and we all learn. Network participants must humbly share and gratefully learn from others. The network is built on the fundamental belief that by transparently sharing successes and failures, and by learning from one another, participants can achieve their goals more effectively and quickly than working alone.
We are action-oriented and sustainable-results focused. Participants within the network are employing the methods of improvement science to reach goals. This emphasis on creating quality improvement capability will sustain the network to improve children’s health. We must act with urgency and discipline, focusing on results for children.