142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Infant & Child Health: Vulnerable Children & Adverse Life Experiences

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The enviromnent in which children live, learn, and grow is essential to their overall health, development, and well-being. This session will look at the impact of physical, social, and economic enviroments on child health, with a special emphais on vulnerable populations. Specifically, presenters will discuss relevant data sources, critical constructs such as adverse childhood experiences and housing, and other sociodemographic factors that impact maternal and child health. Information from the session with help to inform future policy, program, and evaluation needed to promote infant and child health and well-being.
Session Objectives: Describe sociodemographic risk factors for abusive head trauma in infants in Pennsylvania. Explain the role of adverse childhood experiences on family functioning in a maternal infant child health home visiting context. Describe the longitudinal impacts of Healthy Start in Housing program participation on maternal mental and physical health. Explain how multiple data sources are critical to assessing the social and economic context of children and families in Boston.
Ruth Perou, PhD and Marianne Hillemeier, PhD, MPH
Ndidi Amutah, PhD, MPH, CHES and Marianne Hillemeier, PhD, MPH

Preliminary Outcomes for Boston's Healthy Start in Housing Program
Bricia Trejo, Deborah Allen, ScD, Zhandra Ferreira-Cesar, MPH, Ning Chen, MS and Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP
Identifying vulnerable children: Boston's tale of two cities
Snehal Shah, MD, MPH, Diana Santiago, JD. MPH and Deborah Allen, ScD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)