274991 Putting the Life Course Perspective into Practice in Departments of Health

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Deborah Allen, ScD , Bureau of Child, Adolescent and Family Health, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA
State and local public health leaders have important opportunities to use the life course perspective to impact social determinants and increase health equity. The mission of the Child, Adolescent and Family Health Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission is to address the public health needs of children, youth and families whose health is most affected by social inequities. This presentation will discuss: a) how Boston is putting the life course perspective into practice in local public health; and b) how other state and local health departments can take action to address health conditions, social determinants, adverse childhood events, racism, and other factors that have lifelong impact on health and well-being.

Learning Areas:
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss how state and local health departments can operationalize the lifecourse perspective into their programs and initiatives

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I currently serve as the Director, Child, Adolescent and Family Health at Boston Public Health Commission as position I have held since 2008. Prior to that I was an Associate Professor at Boston University in their School of Public Health for over five years.
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.