Chile Crece Contigo (ChCC) is a program enacted through law that follows the development of young children in detecting social risk conditions, developmental delays or other health issues, and implementing early interventions as mental health challenges arise. The program’s success relies on collaborations between the Chilean Ministries of Social Development and Health and community stakeholders. The program comprises one element of Chile’s Integral Protection to Childhood Initiative which prioritizes childhood mental health. ChCC promotes the biological, physical, psychic, and social conditions necessary for the development of mentally healthy children. This involves interventions and capacity-building within the community network of mother, fathers, primary healthcare providers, and hospital provides. The program receives political and financial support, better ensuring health benefits to vulnerable populations. Other economies seeking to prioritize early interventions, particularly for children, may view this program as a model collaboration.
DateAug 30, 2016
Focus AreaVulnerable Communities and Children