Online Program

Leveraging MCH Systems to Promote Early and Lifelong Health: Implications of Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences and Social Determinants of Health Among US Children

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Christina Bethell, PhD, MPH, MBA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Baltimore, MD
This presentation will set forth a simple framework for integrating the neuroscience of human development and thriving throughout  MCH systems to promote the early and lifelong health among children, youth and families. Drawing on analysis of the National Survey of Children’ Health and synthesis of interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness and related sciences, key assumptions and principles emerging from findings on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and social determinants of health (SDH) among all US children and children and children with special health care needs will be reviewed.  In addition, the status of measures for use in assessing, preventing and attenuating impact of ACEs to promote thriving will be discussed and priority research and policy actions suggested.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe how ACES can be utilized in health care delivery

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Since 1996, Dr. Bethell has been a national leader including development/application of patient-centered health systems performance measurement/improvement methods to improve child/family and community health. She led the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative and the National Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health have initiated and led the collaborative development, validation, implementation, and public reporting of child/family, and community health and health systems performance measurement tools on national, state, and local levels.
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.