274992 Role of the Life Course Framework for Improving Services to Children with Special Health Care Needs

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Amy Fine, MPH , Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC
As Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs consider the role of the life course framework in the context of services to children with special health care needs (CSHCN). How can the life course framework be used in efforts to optimize the health and development of CSHCN? What are common strategies across the varied conditions among CSHCN? How can MCH programs and the professionals that lead them avoid having this framework seem deterministic? Based on the first phase of a project funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, this presentation will provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges in using the life course framework to advance services and systems for CSHCN.

Learning Areas:
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the opportunities and challenges for using the life course framework to enhance services and systems for children with special health care needs (CSHCN)

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: With more than 25 years of experience working on issues related to maternal and child health,have served as a consultant to federal and state health agencies, private philanthropies and national initiatives focused on improving results for children. Previous positions were at the AMCHP, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the University of North Carolina’s Child Health Outcomes Project. Earned an MPH from the University of North Carolina.
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.