Measuring Health Development of Children and Youth Series – “Where to Go Next with Research” featuring Pippa Rowcliffe
This will be the last webinar of the Life Course Research Network (LCRN) Measurement Webinar Series, “Measuring Health Development of Children and Youth”. The series has featured experts in the US, Canada, and Australia, exploring strategies for developing measurement systems to monitor and improve children’s health development trajectories. The early series sessions focused on the use of the Early Development Instrument (EDI), which measures healthy development and wellbeing of 5 year olds, and the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI), which measures healthy development and wellbeing of 9 and 11 year olds. This webinar is also a follow up to our last session with Brenda Poon, Joanne Schroeder, and Efren Aguilar that focused on community-based systems approach to measurement and how communities can support healthy development and wellbeing.
The final webinar will explore how to make data accessible and available to those making policy and program decisions, and how to move data beyond research. Data becomes information when made meaningful to different groups, and has potential to become currency when used in public policy to influence decision-making.
Our featured speaker, Pippa Rowcliffe, is the Deputy Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia. Through a decade of research on the power and importance of social and emotional well-being of BC’s children, Pippa has come to understand the importance of working through adults to change children’s lives. She is an expert in health equity, the social determinants of health, and community systems change and evaluation.
Webinar recording available here
Slides available here