Report Release: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity
Please join us for the report release webinar of the new National Academies report “Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity" on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 11:00 am. The webinar will include an overview of the report and discussion of the report’s findings, conclusions, recommendations, and key messages.
Early life conditions, including social supports and exposure to adversity, shape prenatal and early childhood development. These exposures unfold through education, housing, the physical and social environment, and other social determinants of health. Programs and policies designed to mitigate adverse conditions for U.S. children often fail to achieve the intended outcomes for the majority of recipients of these interventions. A new National Academies report applies neurobiological and socio-behavioral sciences to identify needed policy actions, program development, practice changes, systems reform, and research priorities to advance health equity.
The report builds on the science base described in the landmark 2000 NRC and IOM report From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development and the concepts in the 2017 NASEM report Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity, drawing upon new insights from 21st century science in the neurobiological and socio-behavioral fields to develop a roadmap for the prenatal to early childhood periods.
Authoring committee members participating in the webinar include:
Jennifer E. DeVoe (Chair), Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Elizabeth Davis, Professor of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Nadine Burke Harris, Surgeon General, State of California
Pat R. Levitt, Chief Scientific Officer, Vice President, and Director of the Saban Research Institute, Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, W.M. Keck Provost Professor
Albert Wat, Senior Policy Director, Alliance for Early Success
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*** The direct webinar link and password will be emailed to you upon completing the eventbrite registration. For additional information, please visit the report activity website, www.nationalacademies.org/PrenatalEarlyChildhood. ***