Report Release: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity

When: July 25, 2019 (11:00 AM Eastern)

Topics Children and Families, Public Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Activity: Applying Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Sciences from Prenatal through Early Childhood Development: A Health Equity Approach
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

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, ***

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