The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 
Briefing
: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity
Dates:
Wed, Jul 24, 2019   835 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 11:00 a.m.
Wed, Jul 24, 2019   2020 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 11:00 a.m.
Wed, Jul 24, 2019   566A Ford House Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.

 

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Health and Medicine Division
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Committee on Applying Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Sciences from Prenatal Through 
Early Childhood Development: A Health Equity Approach
 
 
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Congressional Briefings
 
on
 
Vibrant and Healthy Kids:
Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity
 
Health equity is the notion that all people have the potential to live their healthiest life, regardless of race and ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status. People are exposed to different experiences and factors – which are often beyond their control – that shape their health throughout the life course. This new report, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine discusses those factors including the extent of family and social supports, economic and food security, access to high quality early care and education, stable and safe housing, and to quality, affordable health care. However, the odds of good health or poor health are not set for life, and early intervention can help mitigate the effects of early life adversity
 
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on July 25, 2019 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.