The Life Course Research Network (LCRN) upcoming webinar, The Developmental Approach to Health Inequality, on Dec. 16 from 9-10 a.m. PST, will feature Gabriella Conti, PhD, discussing the developmental approach to health inequality. Gabriella is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics in the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London; Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies; and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Check out these upcoming webinars hosted by the Life Course Research Network:
Using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) to Conduct Life Course Analyses featuring Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, MEd, PhD and Amanda Geller, PhD Columbia University Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9-10am PT Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/944313198
The Life Course Research Network is pleased to introduce a new webinar series on Using Existing Data to Examine Life Course Health Development. This series is designed to support researchers in utilizing existing data to examine how health develops over the life course, and to assist local and state MCH practitioners in utilizing existing data to examine the health status and needs of - and/or monitor progress in improving outcomes among - their target populations.
AMCHP project that identified and promoted a standardized set of indicators that can be applied to measure progress using the life course approach to improve maternal and child health. This project was funded with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs has posted a set of State Life Course Indicators which are available for public comment until July 31. Since mid-2012, AMCHP has assembled volunteer teams from seven states to develop life course measures for MCH programs. In June 2013 the participating state teams voted on the inclusion of each indicator on the basis of individual state scores on each critera, and a total of 59 indicators were voted for inclusion.
The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine have released a report, "U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health." The report examines the nature and strength of the research evidence on life expectancy and health in the United States, comparing U.S. data with statistics from 16 "peer countries." The report investigates the potential reasons for the U.S.
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is offering a webinar, "Life Course: Integration of Science and Practice," which will cover the MCH Life Course Framework, including how neurobiological and social determinants relate to health outcomes and the framework's relationship to programs and services to promote healthy weight. Online participants should register by March 12, 2013. To register for the webinar, visit: http://nutrition.utk.edu/seminars/HealthyWeightColloquium.html
The Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce the next DataSpeak web conference titled "From Theory to Data to Practice -- Practical Applications of The Life Course Approach." The web conference will take place on Tuesday, February 26 from 3-4 pm EST. To register for the web conference, please visit:
The supplement to the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health investigates the neurobiology and development of adolescent health and disease, focusing primarily on what transpires during adolescence and how a young person subsequently responds to the range of environmental demands placed on him or her. To access the supplement, visit: http://www.jahonline.org/issues?issue_key=S1054-139X%2812%29X0007-7
The Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau will award a cooperative agreement to support a Life Course Research Network. The LCRN should be focused on improving the understanding of the socio-environmental determinants of health experienced at different life course stages for the maternal and child health (MCH) population through engagement of researchers, practitioners, policymakers and consumers in a collaborative, innovative, and multidisciplinary research project.