253735 Life Course Perspective: Implications for Practice

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM

Milton Kotelchuck, MPH, PhD, MA , MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
The Life Course Perspective is a conceptual framework that helps explain health and disease patterns across populations and over time. Life course perspective points to broad social, economic and environmental factors as underlying causes of persistent inequalities in health for a wide range of diseases and conditions across population groups. This presentation will provide an overview the life course theory and recent framework paper, Rethinking MCH: The Life Course Model as An Organizing Framework. The presentation will also provide insight on implications of the life course perspective for MCH practice.


Learning Areas:
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
- Demonstrate a greater understanding of the life course theory and implications for maternal and child health practice. - Identify ways in which to apply life course perspective to maternal and child health policy and practice. - Discuss the challenges and opportunities of advancing a life course perspective in maternal and child health practice.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I co-authored a paper, Rethinking MCH: The Life Course Model as An Organizing Framework and have been workign to identify implications for MCh practice.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.