The Washington Prenatal-to-Three Coalition was formed to ensure pregnant people and families with young children have the services and supports they need to thrive.

To that end, the Coalition convenes prenatal-to-three advocates and parent leaders across the state to:
• Identifies gaps and addresses the inequities that families experience when trying to access and use services and supports
• Focuses on communities that are historically underinvested in and often excluded, as per the Targeted Universal framework
• Elevates the voices of families, centering those with lived experience, to co-design tailored strategies
• Builds relationships with champions for policies that support the health and wellbeing of children up to the age of 3 years

The Coalition identifies goals and strategies across four key areas of work to make sure pregnant people and families with children under 3 have the resources and support they need when they need it.

Those four areas are:
• Increased access to basic needs
• Increased access to perinatal and pediatric medical care
• Increased family stability through targeted pathways to concrete supports in times of need
• Improved child developmental health

In support of those efforts, since its start in 2022, the Coalition has contributed to targeted strategies to increase enrollment in:

• Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP
• Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
• Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Program, also known as ESIT
• Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, better known as WIC

Funded by the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, the Coalition includes the following partners:
• WithinReach
• Washington State Department of Health
• Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families
• Washington State Health Care Authority
• Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
• Washington State Employment Security Department
• Local health jurisdictions
• Community-based organizations
• Health care providers, parents, and elected officials