Zero to Five

When we first began digging into the health disparities in Montana, we heard time and again from folks in Western Montana that we should prioritize children in our funding decisions.

They told us that the best return on our community investment would be to focus on children in their earliest years. They also told us that to achieve real, sustainable impact, the work must happen locally with an engaged, committed community. In response, we launched Zero to Five, our first strategic initiative in 2018. Zero to Five has been crafted, driven and carried out by local community collaboratives. Intentionally narrow and specific, this initiative seeks to improve healthy pregnancies, positive parenting and school readiness. Learn more about the work of Zero to Five here.