The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation (a special film festival session)
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Raising of America will reframe the way we look at early child health and development. This ambitious documentary series and multimedia initiative by the producers of UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America.
The Raising of America includes an hour-long documentary for PBS broadcast and video release, 6 shorter 20-30 minute video episodes, an online learning center and a national public engagement campaign.
This special session will provide a sneak preview of the first episode The environmental scan and needs assessment that prompted the film and the important findings that make this concern a public health and education imperative. Film will be shown followed by a facilitated discussion with the director/producer. The audience will have the opportunity to give input for consideration as this series is in-production.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate the power of visual media to raise awareness of public health issues, and generate action
Describe why the early childhood experience shapes one's future life path and opportunities
List 4 reasons why investing in early childhood promotes the health and well-being of America
Describe at least 3 ways participants can promote early childhood education
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Organized by: APHA-Film Festival
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, APHA-Student Assembly, School Health Education and Services