Our priorities are:

Working with Government and social organisations on developing better policies to support strong family relationships and effective parenting.

Working with maternal and newborn health services to engage the wider family to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes.

Creating, collating and disseminating the latest family research and knowledge to educate and build the global children's workforce.

Developing workplace initiatives to support modern family life, enhance productivity and promote workplace gender equality.

Delivering family support programmes to strengthen relationships and coparenting.

Building evidence-based digital family and parenting services, to provide information, guidance and peer support for fathers, mothers and children.

Featured Initiatives

Child & Family Blog

Reporting the most important and highest quality child and family research. A collaboration between Cambridge University (UK), Princeton University Future of Children programme (USA) and the Jacobs Foundation (Switzerland), managed by the Family Initiative.

Child and Family Blog

Fathers in the Workplace

Workplace webinars, seminars and workshops to support new and expectant parents in their occupational wellbeing, productivity and performance during a time of high work / family conflict.

Fathers in the Workplace

Family Included

Engaging fathers and families in maternal and newborn health to improve health outcomes and save lives. We report on all new evidence about family inclusive practice and collaborate to deliver new research and capacity building programmes.

Family Included


Expecting Parents

We are developing a research-based, mobile content platform to support new and expectant parents with health, relationships and workplace support, content and interactive tools through maternity services.

Expecting Parents Content

Impact Consultancy

Our experienced team can support you to design & manage family projects and services, plan for social and commercial sustainability & growth and create evidence-based, measurable impact.

Impact Consultancy


We have setup an international collaboration between the world's top family and fatherhood researchers, promoting cutting edge knowledge on the science of fatherhood.


Latest News and Blog

Maternal Health Taskforce Blog - Family Inclusive Maternal Health Care: What it Is and Why it Matters

By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Duncan Fisher, Co-Founder and Director of the Family Initiative, traveled from the United Kingdom to give a lecture at the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health about the importance of expanding the focus of maternal health. While there has been some effort to engage men in maternal health, few studies examining this issue have been conducted and even fewer interventions have been designed, implemented or evaluated.

Full article: https://www.mhtf.org/2016/09/15/family-inclusive-maternal-health-care-what-it-is-and-why-it-matters/

Sep 14th 2016 - The Case for Male Engagement in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health

Lunch & panel discussion. September 14th, 12:30-14:00.

Organisations: The Family Initiative, USAID, Maternal and Child Survival Programme, Jhpiego, IGWG and Promundo.

1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Participants can also join remotely.

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