Webinar: "Place, Race, Poverty and Our Youngest Children"

May 10th, 2017

12-1:30pm CT / 1-2:30pm ET

online webinar

“Place, Race, Poverty and our Youngest Children:
Critical Roles for Public Health and Primary Care in Achieving Health Equity”

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 12-1:30pm CT / 1-2:30pm ET
Speaker: Charles Bruner, PhD

Join the American Public Health Association, the Tulane Prevention Research Center, and the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health for an interactive discussion about how to achieve health equity by focusing on the factors that influence early childhood health.

Because of limited space for the live webinar (powered by ReadyTalk), those in the New Orleans area are encouraged to watch the webinar at a group viewing on Tulane’s downtown campus: Room 1831A, 18th floor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112.
A recording will be available online after the event. To register, click here.

About the Webinar
The P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Science (Protective factors, Adverse childhood experiences, Resiliency, Epigenetics, Neurobiology, Toxic stress, and Social determinants of health) all point to the critical importance of the first years of life to lifelong development. Both primary care child health practitioners and public health entities can play particularly important roles during this period – advancing health equity and reducing physical, social, emotional, and educational disparities.
This webinar will draw upon the P.A.R.E.N.T.S. science research and a growing array of exemplary primary care and public health practices to improve young child health trajectories – and describe their particular relevance to addressing disparities in healthy child development by place, race, and poverty. It will present opportunities for advancing such practices through state and federal policy and through community action.
Charles Bruner, Ph.D., will present his own research and research syntheses on early childhood policies. Charlie has over 40 years of experience as a researcher, state legislator and policy maker, and child advocate in promoting evidence-based policies to better respond to the needs of vulnerable children and families. He will share his current work specifically focused upon young children and health equity, from a family engagement and community-building perspective.

About the Speaker
Charles Bruner recently retired as Director of the Child and Family Policy Center (CFPC), which he founded in 1989 to “link research and policy on issues vital to children and families.” Prior to that, he served 12 years in the Iowa General Assembly, the last eight as a state senator. He holds a B.A. from Macalester College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in political science. Bruner currently leads a Health Equity and Young Children Initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He consults with national foundations and state and federal policy makers and advocates for developing more comprehensive and holistic responses to vulnerable children – with a particular focus upon young children and their families.

To register for the webinar, click here.

The Tulane PRC is a member of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under cooperative agreement #U48DP005050. Funding for this seminar was made possible in part by the CDC and the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health. The views expressed in written seminar materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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