5171.0 Influences on Health in Infancy and Young Childhood

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session examines a range of influences on the health of infants and young children and initiatives to promote optimal health in this age group. Findings from a longitudinal study, the Infant Feeding Practices Study II, provide insights into the practice of maternal premastication of foods, and discusses attendant risks of mother-to-child HIV transmission. Infectious disease in an internation context is also discussed with a focus on the impact of a universal vaccination program in Mongolia on hepatitis B infection. Looking at disparities related to income and ethnicity in a range of health risks, results from the Colorado Child Health Survey are examined for children aged 1 through 5 years. More broadly, the positive effects of comprehensive early childhood system building at the community, state, and national levels are discussed.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session participants will be able to: 1) Describe the prevalence of maternal premastication feeding practices in the United States and relationship of these practices to HIV transmission risk 2) Discuss the effectiveness of a universal vaccination program on hepatitis B virus infection in Mongolia 3) Describe health disparities in young childhood in Colorado related to income and ethnicity 4) Describe how cross-sector early childhood system building initiatives are producing change at the national, state, and community levels, and how public health professionals can most effectively contribute to these initiatives
Marianne M. Hillemeier, PhD, MPH and Ruth Perou, PhD

Premastication of Food for Infants: Findings from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II, United States, 2005-2007
Emily Dauria, MPH, Tony Tong, MS, Ken Dominguez, MD MPH, Sherri L. Pals, PhD, Sara B. Fein, PhD, Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD, Aditya Gaur, MD, Steven Nesheim, MD and Charles Mitchell, MD
Universal vaccination and hepatitis B virus infection among children in capital city Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Dambadarjaa Davaalkham, Shaariibuu Shatar, Batsukh Batchimeg and Gombojav Davaa
Equal start? The impact of social determinants on young children's health
Alyson Shupe, PhD, Heather Dubiel, MS, RN and Rickey Tolliver, MPH

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)