Couldn’t have done it without ACA

My son Diego surprised us all when he was born in April 2015, seven weeks before his due date. After an otherwise uneventful pregnancy, during which I was fortunate to receive top rate prenatal care, his pre-term delivery came quickly and unexpectedly, without much warning. My husband and I weren’t ready for his arrival, simply … Continued

Statement on the Reintroduction of the FAMILY Act

In the United States, too many parents are forced to choose between the jobs they need and the families they love. Without guaranteed paid time off from work, 1 in 4 women return to work just 10 days after giving birth and 40% of women do not reach their breastfeeding goals. Yet evidence shows that … Continued

Why I’m Marching in the Women’s March on Washington

UPDATE: On Saturday I marched in the Women’s March on Washington with my little girl. I also marched alongside an elderly woman using a walker. And with a father pushing a stroller. And with a group of teenagers from Virginia and a woman and her mother from New York (whose own 9-month old was back home). … Continued

Finance & Operations Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY The Finance & Operations Coordinator plays a critical role in ensuring that 1,000 Days operates efficiently and effectively as a high-performing, high-impact organization. The Coordinator supports the day-to-day operations of the organization, working closely with 1,000 Days’ Managing Director, across the 1,000 Days team and with external vendors to support the organization’s needs … Continued

Sara Grote Cerrell

Sara Cerrell is the founder of Global Change Network (GCN), a social issues consulting practice. She brings two decades of political, private sector and nonprofit experience to her clients. Before founding GCN in 2008, she was Vice President at DDB Issues & Advocacy, a social sector practice that was part of DDB Worldwide. Sara’s work … Continued

Robert Kissane

Robert Kissane is Chairman of CCS. Bob has more than thirty years of international experience designing and directing innovative fundraising programs for leading health, educational, religious, cultural, human service, and environmental institutions. He has developed and coordinated groundbreaking campaigns that have raised more than $15 billion for capital, endowment, research and technology, and new programs … Continued

Executive Summary – The First 1,000 Days: Nourishing America’s Future

The problem of poor nutrition is pervasive throughout the U.S. Too many American women and young children suffer from high rates of obesity, food insecurity, unhealthy diets, and low rates of breastfeeding. In order to illuminate the challenge of malnutrition in the United States and galvanize a movement to ensure that every child has a … Continued

Reflecting on 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we at 1,000 Days are struck by the important work that has been accomplished – and how much is left to be done. Over the past year we have continued to fight for a healthier future for moms and babies here in the U.S. and around the world. We launched new … Continued

The Health of Moms and Babies Should Not Be Left To Luck

Through my work at 1,000 Days, I have had the opportunity to listen to countless stories from new moms across the country struggling with little or no paid time off. Women like Samantha whose son was born three months premature and – after spending what maternity leave she did have at the NICU – was … Continued

Statement on the election of Donald J. Trump

At 1,000 Days, we believe that America’s greatness depends on the health and well-being of young children and their families—here at home and throughout the world. We know that how well a child is nourished and cared for in his or her first 1,000 days has a profound impact on his or her ability to … Continued