Online Program

Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Promise: Children with Special Healthcare Needs Worldwide

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion
This session will highlight findings from national and international activities and studies on issues facing children with special health care needs (e.g., asthma, birth defects, developmental delays and disabilities), their families, public health practitioners and researchers, and health care providers. Topics addressing prevention, epidemiology, screening, health service use, access to services, outcomes, and/or effectiveness of intervention programs will be covered. Critical time points in the transition from adolescence to adulthood and the impact of the U.S. Affordable Care Act on children with special health care needs may be discussed. Panelists will include members from academia, federal and state public health agencies, non-profit organizations, and advocacy groups.
Session Objectives: List national and international programs and activities associated with tracking birth defects and developmental disabilities Discuss characteristics related to children with special health care needs Evaluate transition from adolescent to adulthood for children with special health care needs Discuss life course metrics for children with special health care needs
Cynthia Cassell, PhD and Jennifer Marshall, PhD, MPH


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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health