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Family Voices in Early Relational Health

December 2020

This webinar brings a discussion by the PSU research team and participating parents of some of the key themes that emerged as well as their recommendations for how the child and family health system can be more supportive to their family relationships. Then three national discussants  each discuss the importance of the findings and implications for efforts to advance early relational health with parent voice in the lead. 

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My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Family Voice in Early Relational Health Pilot Study

November 2020

This pilot study was designed to generate questions and further areas of research needed to advance the ongoing dialogue about family voice, equity, and the concept of early relational health.

This exploratory study focused specifically on exploring parent perspectives on foundational early relationships, and the potential for the family and child health care system to play a supportive role, by working with three groups of families: (1) African American mothers living in inner Northeast Portland; (2) Spanish-speaking Latinx mothers living in rural Oregon; and (3) White mothers living in an isolated rural community in Southern Oregon. You can also find other key takeaways here.

(3 pp)

Brief

My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in Promoting Early Relational Health

October 2020

This exploratory study focused specifically on exploring parent perspectives on foundational early relationships, and the potential for the family and child health care system to play a supportive role, by working with three groups of families: (1) African American mothers living in inner Northeast Portland; (2) Spanish-speaking Latinx mothers living in rural Oregon; and (3) White mothers living in an isolated rural community in Southern Oregon.

(9 pp)

Brief

My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Key Findings from a Focus Group with Mothers Living in a Small, Rural Community

October 2020

This research brief summarizes findings from the focus group held with White mothers living in an isolated rural community in Southern Oregon. These findings are part of an exploratory study titled "My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in promoting Early Relational Health."

(12 pp)

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My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Key Findings from a Focus Group with Latinx Mothers Across Oregon

October 2020

This research brief summarizes findings from a focus group held in July 2020 with 11 Latina mothers to discuss their experiences as mothers of young babies and their relationships with medical providers. These findings are part of an exploratory study titled "My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in promoting Early Relational Health."

Find the Spanish version of this research brief here.

(13 pp)

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Mi Bebé, Mi Médico, y Yo: Escuchando a los padres sobre las relaciones tempranas y el rol del sistema de atención médica | Principales Conclusiones de un Grupo de Enfoque con Madres Latinas

October 2020

Este informe de investigación resume los hallazgos de un grupo de enfoque realizado en julio de 2020 con 11 madres Latinas para discutir sus experiencias como madres de bebés pequeños y sus relaciones con los proveedores médicos.

(9 pp)

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My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Key Findings from a Focus Group with African American/Black Mothers

October 2020

This research brief summarizes findings from the focus group held with African American mothers in Portland, Oregon, and was co-created with input from three Parent Research Consultants (PRCs), some of whom also participated in the focus group. These findings are part of an exploratory study titled "My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in promoting Early Relational Health."

(8 pp)

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Advancing a Family-Centered Community Health System: A Community Agenda Focused on Child Health Care, Foundational Relationships, and Equity

September 2020

The fundamental elements for advancing family-centered community health systems for young families exist today and now is the time to bring them together in an approach that is conceptually coherent. This paper outlines these elements which, when adopted and coordinated, can drive transformation at the system and community level.

Listen to a webinar on FCCHS.

(13 pp)

Webinar

Building Relationships Framing Early Relational Health

May 2020

This webinar presented key findings from the FrameWorks Institute's research and recommendations about communicating the importance of early relational health to non-experts along with commentary from national leaders about the importance of these perspectives.