Online Program

Healthy Babies Bright Futures

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ruth Hennig, MA, The John Merck Fund, Boston, MA
I will describe a new alliance of scientists, foundations, and NGOs to engage indivdiuals, communities, and cities in protecting neurodevelopment in the first 1,000 days of life through behavior change, purchasing decisions, and policy.

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the Healthy Babies Bright Futures Initiative Identify assessment methodology Describe three program - Bright Choices, Bright Cities, and Science into Action

Keyword(s): Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am executive director of The John Merck Fund, a charitable foundation with a long-standing programs aimed at preventing disease by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals. She joined as the foundation’s first staff member in 1988, the year that climate change began to get sustained media attention. In addition to management responsibilities, she functions as the director of the Environment Program. Prior to joining the foundation, Ruth was on the Conservation Law Foundation’s senior staff
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.