Leveraging the science of health development: designing systems that help children thrive (2014 CIFAR Symposium presentation)

In this talk, Dr. Halfon highlights how Clyde Hertzman’s work inspired a reconceptualization of health as a developmental process, and how new notions of health development are inspiring different ways of designing, organizing and implementing health services into health developing systems. This life course focused health development orientation is especially important for children’s health and wellbeing, and the kinds of health and social scaffolding that is necessary to optimize child outcomes that help children thrive.