We are pleased to present the March session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Addressing Health Disparities in Early Childhood.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. (EDT).
The first years of a child’s life are some of the most important in terms of cognitive, social, and physical development. Early experiences occurring when a child’s brain and behavior are being shaped affect a child’s ability to learn, to get along with others, and to develop an overall state of well-being. Unfortunately, not all children have the same positive experiences or opportunities, which can lead to disparities. Social, economic, and environmental factors have been closely linked to health disparities.
Research suggests that many disparities in overall health and well-being are rooted in early childhood. For example, those who lived in poverty as young children are more at-risk for leading causes of illness and death, and are more likely to experience poor quality of life. This growing problem costs the United States billions of dollars annually. Our understanding of the lasting value of early experiences continues to grow. Interventions that support healthy development in early childhood reduce disparities, have lifelong positive impacts, and are prudent investments. Addressing these disparities effectively offers opportunities to help children, and benefits our society as a whole.
Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as our expert panel of clinicians, researchers, and educators discuss how, together, we can address health disparities in early childhood through increased collaborations, public health partnerships, and early intervention.
Future Grand Rounds session topics include using genomics to prevent cancer, the prevention and treatment of stroke, and filling the environmental health information gap.
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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
“Addressing Health Disparities in Early Childhood”
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., EDT
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Ross Thompson, PhD
Board President, Zero to Three
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis
“Origins and Impacts of Disparities in Early Childhood”
Paul H. Dworkin, MD
Executive Vice President for Community Child Health &
Founding Director, Help Me Grow National Center
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
“Making Connections to Support Healthy Development for All Children”
Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Division of Human Development and Disability
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
“Public Health Programs to Improve Early Childhood Health”
Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP
Past-President, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine
“Strategies to Promote Healthy Behavioral Development in Childhood”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
For non-CDC staff interested in viewing the session:
A live external webcast will be available. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, the archived presentation will be posted 48 hours after each session.
For non-CDC staff who wish to attend in person:
Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a US state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport).
Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.
For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) are issued online through theCDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.