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Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone (DULCE) is a universal, evidence-based pediatric primary care approach for families with infants. DULCE proactively addresses social determinants of health, promotes the healthy development of infants, and provides support to their parents, all during the precious and critical first six months of life. DULCE embeds a community health worker (Family Specialist) into the pediatric care team, and utilizes a cross-sector interdisciplinary team that includes an early childhood representative, legal partner, and pediatric and behavioral health clinicians. The team works together to support child development as well as linking families to needed resources and supports.

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