Session: Unfinished Business: Child Health in the 21st Century
3099.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Unfinished Business: Child Health in the 21st Century
This talk explores child health in the 21st century within the context of population health and the determinants of health. Particular emphasis will be given to disparities in child health as they relate to socioeconomic status, parental and child behaviors, and environmental hazards. The talk begins with an overview of how infant mortality and infectious disease rates were impacted by the development of vaccines and antibiotics. Next, the new morbidities, which are largely related to the social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of health, are defined. The need for increased research on the determinants of health to best promote child health will be stressed along with the necessity of increased collaboration of public health, medicine, and community to address the new morbidities.
Learning Objectives: ) Describe how the major determinants of child health have changed over the last 200 years. 2) Define the "new morbidities" and present day threats to child health. 3) Delineate the importance of further research defining and addressing the social determinants of health. 4) Propose the critical role for increased collaboration between public health, medicine, and communities to address the social determinants of child health.
Panelist(s):Philip R. Lee, MD
Organized by:APHA-Conference of Emeritus Members
CE Credits:Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA