In partnership with Genentech Charitable Giving, the Center for Care Innovations (CCI) is launching the Resilient Beginnings Collaborative, a learning program dedicated to addressing childhood adversity in pediatric safety net care settings.

The program will support the participation of 5-7 San Francisco Bay Area safety net clinics over 24 months with an aim to:

  • Strengthen organizational capacity to prevent and mitigate the effects of trauma in young children, taking a multigenerational approach;
  • Build on existing organization-led initiatives and interventions to address childhood adversity;
  • Enable organizations to further test, develop, and strengthen their role in addressing trauma and promoting resilience; and
  • Contribute to broader field-wide learning.

This program is well suited for organizations committed to care transformation efforts involving building robust teams, using data to drive change, and strengthening community-based partnerships. The focus is to make the structural changes needed to impact organization-wide practices and not to implement a specific project aimed at addressing elements of adversity and trauma.

What We’ll Provide

Selected organizations will receive $80,000 in grants, plus a range of technical assistance. Grant dollars can be used to offset staff time spent participating in this program or leading change efforts at your organization; travel costs to attend the program’s in-person convenings and site visits; and other associated costs.

In addition to grant funds, CCI will work closely with selected organizations to offer technical assistance based on their needs. Support may include, but is not limited to:

  • Access to technical expertise from organizations like Trauma Transformed, Johns Hopkins University, and Center for Youth Wellness, in addition to safety net clinics leading efforts at their organizations.
  • In-person and web-based learning.
  • Resources to host organization-wide trauma-informed care trainings.
  • Toolkits and resources to support implementation.
  • Coaching support, as needed.
  • A learning community of grantees.
  • Site visits to exemplar organizations.
  • Help with defining metrics to measure and evaluate your organization’s progress.
Program Timeline

The program will run for 24 months, from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2020.

Key dates

Informational Webinar: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12-1:30pm
Application Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5pm
Cohort Announced: Friday, May 25, 2018
Program Kickoff Meeting: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (half day in the Bay Area)



San Francisco Bay Area-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care services to underserved pediatric populations (with a focus on children ages 0-5 and their caregivers) are eligible to apply. The Bay Area includes the following nine counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Organizations do not have to be headquartered in one of these Bay Area counties, but operate at least one site there to be eligible. Qualifying organizations include:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and FQHC Look-Alikes.
  • Community clinics, rural health clinics, and free clinics.
  • Ambulatory care clinics owned and operated by public hospitals.
  • Indian Health Services Clinics.
  • Pediatric practices caring for majority underserved patients (uninsured and Medicaid).

Regional clinic consortia and statewide clinic associations are not eligible to apply.

Learn More

Watch the Informational Webinar to hear a detailed description of the program and ask questions. For any other questions, please contact:

Megan O’Brien
Value-Based Care Program Manager
[email protected]

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