Online Program

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.
Film Showing
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
Pamela Luna, DrPH, MST

Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation   

Rachel Poulain, MPH and Larry Adelman

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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

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