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Program partnerships and collaborations

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

The Child Health Policy Program’s WIC project is part of the Frontier of Innovation portfolio in the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. The Center on the Developing Child, comprising a multidisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners, was established in 2006 by director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D. The founding mission was to generate, translate and apply scientific knowledge that closes the gap between what we know and what we do to improve the lives of children facing adversity. Visit the center's Resource Library for information and recommendations on facilitating child development, including a “how-to video for brain-building serve and return.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Texas Children’s Hospital

Child Health Policy Fellow Quianta Moore is a founding faculty member of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy. The center seeks “to advance policy and advocacy strategies to impact legislative and regulatory action on the behalf of vulnerable children in the areas of patient care, education and research.” For more information, visit


Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Child Health Policy Fellow Quianta Moore is a Senior Fellow in Health Equity at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, which provides independent, nonpartisan, data-driven and trusted policy and program guidance to improve mental health services in Texas. For more information, visit


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program

Child Health Policy Fellow Quianta Moore is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leader (IRL). The program was designed to facilitate the growth of teams of researchers and community leaders who work together to “build a culture of health” in their community. Through the IRL program, Moore works with Rice University sociology professor Rachel Kimbro and Felicia Jackson, manager of family services at the Houston Area Urban League. Moore has participated in national conferences and work groups with other IRL scholars and has developed her ability to use applied research methodology and data analyses to generate meaningful and actionable insight for children and families in the Houston area. To learn more about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program, visit

Rice 360° Institute for Global Health

Child Health Policy Fellow Quianta Moore is an affiliated faculty member of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health, which offers innovative undergraduate programs that engage students to design and implement new technologies to solve real global health challenges. Through the minor, internships, fellowships and Ph.D. programs, these early stage technologies are designed, evaluated, refined, deployed and scaled across the world. For more information visit: