253737 Life Course Perspective: Applications in Research and Training

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:30 PM

Laura Kavanagh, MPP , Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Research, Training and Education, HRSA, Rockville, MD
The Life Course Perspective is a conceptual framework that helps explain health and disease patterns across populations and over time. This presentation will provide an overview of federal and national efforts to advance a life course perspective and address the social determinants of health, including specific training and research initiatives and needs. The presentation will also highlight opportunities to engage in life course initiatives.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to describe the MCH Life Course Research Network and efforts underway to educate MCH professionals about the MCH life course and social determinants of health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I direct the Division of Research, Training and Education at the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau which supports the MCH Life Course Research Network.
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.