RICHER Community Health Initiative

The RICHER (Responsive, Intersectoral-Interdisciplinary, Child-Community Health, Education, and Research) initiative, which is informed by social pediatrics, is a collaborative, interdisciplinary community initiative. RICHER provides access to primary health care services and, referral for specialized assessments or treatment, while also considering the social conditions that contribute to ‘vulnerabilities’. RICHER seeks to enhance traditional clinical practice approaches by partnering with community organizations to mobilize social supports and create avenues for engagement to foster children’s and families’ connectedness.