In January 2020…
Santa Maria was awarded special funding for our Caring for Two program from Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)
At that time, EHF announced a groundbreaking $3.4 million investment in programs that are focused on healthy infant brain development and giving Texas children the best chance at a healthy life. SMH’s award was game changing for our ability to deliver and develop Caring For Two.
EHF’s investment included grants to 12 innovative organizations across the state that are implementing proven practices for early childhood brain development during pregnancy and the first three years of a child’s life.
“We’re working to improve health, not just healthcare by supporting programs that teach parents how to build their babies’ brains for a lifetime of better health,” said Elena Marks, EHF’s president and CEO. “It doesn’t get any more upstream or preventive than that.”
EHF’s effort is based on knowledge that a child’s first three years offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a healthy brain, develop a curious and creative mind, and lay a strong foundation for a healthy life.