Online Program

Childcare Poster Session: Health and Safety in Child Care

Sunday, November 1, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This session highlights current research and practice to improve the health of infants and young children in child care settings. Topics include nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding policy, standards, practice, and/or effectiveness of child care programs.
Session Objectives: Explain how licensing, monitoring, standards, and support from Child Care Health Consultants improve health and safety in child care. Describe the need for health-related resources, training, and research to promote breastfeeding, vaccination, injury prevention, and support for children with special health care needs in child care settings. Identify health risks among staff working in child care settings and current recommendations for protecting and promoting the health of child care workers.
Abbey Alkon, PhD and Jennifer Marshall, PhD, MPH

Board 2
Workforce Immunization Policies for Daycare Employees Within a Large Health District   
Paula Kamara, B.A., Jimmie Smith, M.D., M.P.H., Brad Lian, PhD and Ifeoluwa Olayemi, MPH (Candidate)
Board 3
Dedicating space for breastfeeding in childcare: A qualitative study from a multi-state sample of childcare facilities   
Katherine Stern, MPH, Daniel Schober, PhD, MPH, Eric Calloway, Ph.D., R.D. and Amy Yaroch, PhD

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights