253736 Life Course Perspective: A Community Approach

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:10 PM

Mario Drummonds, MS, LCSW, MBA , Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, New York, NY
The Life Course Perspective is a conceptual framework that helps explain health and disease patterns across populations and over time. This presentation will present an overview of a community-based model that uses a life course perspective and addresses the social determinants of health to improve the health and well-being of MCH populations.

Learning Areas:
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
- Demonstrate a greater understanding of how the life course theory can be adapted to a community setting - 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 am qualified to present on the life course because I have been implementing a life course approach in at the community level in Manhattan.
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.