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Public Event: The Influence of Prenatal to Age 3 – Utilizing a Multisectoral Approach to Achieve Positive Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

September 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Influence of Prenatal to Age 3 – Utilizing a Multisectoral Approach to Achieve Positive Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

Experiences during the earliest stage of development, pre-natal to age three, can have lifelong effects on intellectual, emotional, and social functioning. The public and private health sectors are key partners during this life stage; they embrace programs and services that provide family support and engagement, and early care and education.

During this webinar, we will discuss: 1) how federal and state programs, early childhood systems building, and targeted interventions within the health and public-health systems during the prenatal, postpartum, and early childhood periods support families; 2) how effective health interventions during each of these periods buffer children against adverse childhood experiences, and 3) opportunities to link, coordinate, and advance the well-being of families and children across all ECE systems.

Webinar Learning Objectives
Participants will learn:
• Why the pre-natal and postpartum periods are critical phases of development that help children reach their greatest potential.
• How to build responsive prenatal, postpartum and pediatric systems that ensure ongoing access, quality, and coordination.
• Which existing federal and state initiatives can be leveraged to increase and promote positive maternal and child health outcomes.
• How to design early care and education environments that promote positive health outcomes.

Featured Presenters Include: 
•Djinge Lindsay, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Advisor in the Community Health Administration (CHA), DC Department of Health
•Albert Wat, Senior Policy Director at the Alliance for Early Success (AES)
•David Willis, MD, Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)

The BUILD Initiative Facilitator: 
Tiereny Lloyd, MPH, Director of the NCIT Capacity-Building Hub

Recommendation to Participants: Please be sure to complete the registration beforehand and log-on promptly at 3:30 pm, EDT. You can register here.




The Healthy Start EPIC Center is operated by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1 UF5MC327500100 titled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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