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Measurement Webinar - "Data Linkage" featuring Kimberlyn McGrail, PhD (Scientific Director, Population Data BC) and Anne Gadermann, PhD (Assistant Professor, Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health). August 1, 2019, 11am-noon PT. REGISTER HERE.

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Measuring Health Development of Children and Youth Webinar featuring Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, PhD

By Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, PhD

Featuring Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, PhD (Professor, Faculty of Education,and Director, Human Early Learning Partnership, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia), this webinar will provide background on the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) and its utility.   The MDI is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in middle childhood about their thoughts, feelings and experiences. The MDI is one of the first survey of its kind to gather information about the lives of children both in school, in the home and in the community, from their own perspective. The survey uses a strengths-based approach to assess five dimensions of child development that are strongly linked to social and emotional well-being, health, …

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Measurement Series – “EDI in Australia” featuring Sharon Goldfeld, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD

By Sharon Goldfeld, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD

Featuring Sharon Goldfeld, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD (Deputy Director, Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne). This webinar will explore how the EDI is being utilized in Australia. The EDI has been collected on all children starting school every three years across Australia since 2009 (1 million children). It has been linked to other data to provide rich and granular data for research, analysis, and public policy purposes.   For more background information, please see the Australian Early Development Census website: www.aedc.gov.au   Sharon Goldfeld, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD (Deputy Director, Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne)   Webinar recording available here   Slides available …

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Measurement Series – “EDI in US Cities” featuring Neal Halfon, MD, MPH and Lisa Stanley, DrPH

By Neal Halfon, MD, MPH and Lisa Stanley, DrPH

Featuring Neal Halfon, MD, MPH (Director, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities) and Lisa Stanley, DrPH (Project Director, Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems, UCLA CHCFC)   This webinar will describe the rollout of the EDI in the US and explore how the EDI is being utilized by communities such as San Antonio, Hartford, Spartanburg, and Pasadena, to engage all segments of the community in collective work to improve local early childhood programs, systems and policies.   Neal Halfon, MD, MPH (Director, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities)   Lisa Stanley, DrPH (Project Director, Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems, UCLA CHCFC)   Webinar recording  available here   …

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Introduction to a Comprehensive Life Course Monitoring System featuring Martin Guhn, PhD and Magdalena Janus, PhD

By Martin Guhn, PhD and Magdalena Janus, PhD

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series on Measuring Health Development of Children and Youth, features Martin Guhn, PhD (Assistant Professor, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia) and Magdalena Janus, PhD (Professor, McMaster University).   This webinar will provide an introduction to a comprehensive life course monitoring system that supports a systems approach, how Canada has made an impact with EDI, and how they are building the early stages of the system with the TDI and CHEQ measurement systems.   Martin Guhn, PhD (Assistant Professor, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia)   Magdalena Janus, PhD (Professor, McMaster University)   Webinar recording available here  

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Community Development as a Partner for Health Equity featuring Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH and Daniel Lau, MPH

By Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH and Daniel Lau, MPH

Through this webinar, the Build Healthy Places Network will provide an overview of the community development sector, a multi-billion-dollar sector that serves as an action arm for addressing social determinants of health through the development and financing of affordable housing, grocery stores, community centers, health clinics, and services in low- and moderate-income communities. The overview will focus on the sector’s alignment with the health equity goals of public health, shared measurement strategies, and emerging opportunities for cross-sector collaboration.   Douglas Jutte, Executive Director, Build Healthy Places Network   Daniel Lau, Manager of Strategic Engagement, Build Healthy Places Network   Webinar recording available here

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Using Systems Biology Based Approaches for Considerations Across the Life Course: Views from Public Health and Preventative Medicine featuring Elaine Faustman, PhD

By Elaine M. Faustman

This talk will focus on how public health and preventive medical scientists, as well as developmental and reproductive toxicologists, interpret and apply life course health developmental principles, with an emphasis on the first four principles of the Life Course Health Development (LCHD) framework (Health Development, Unfolding, Complexity, and Timing). The focus of this talk will be on early development and childhood, and the following learning objectives will be addressed:   1. Identifying how systems biology concepts inform public health decisions for improving health development 2. Defining the life course “exposome” taking lessons from a child cohort study 3. Discussing approaches for improving our understanding of within and between human variability across development using …

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Emerging Adulthood as a Critical Stage in the Life Course: An LCRN Webinar featuring David Wood

By David L. Wood

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features David L. Wood, MD, MPH–Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine.   In this webinar, Dr. Wood will be giving a presentation based on his chapter from the Handbook of Life Course Health Development entitled Emerging Adulthood as a Critical Stage in the Life Course.   Webinar recording available here    

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The Emerging Theoretical Framework of Life Course Health Development: An LCRN Webinar with Neal Halfon & Christopher Forrest

By Neal Halfon and Christopher B. Forrest

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features Neal Halfon, MD, MPH – director of the Life Course Research Network (LCRN) – and Christopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD – pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.     In this webinar, Drs. Halfon and Forrest will present the 7 principles that comprise their life course health development framework, including the empirical evidence that underlies each principle and the implications for future research. By shining a light on how early experience conditions future biological responses and influences health development pathways, the presenters hope to encourage theory building and testing, inspire innovative transdisciplinary research, and lead to future discussions that can help …

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Middle Childhood – An Evolutionary Developmental Synthesis

By Marco Del Giudice

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features Marco Del Giudice, PhD from the University of New Mexico.   Dr. Del Giudice is Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. His main research area is the evolutionary study of human development across the life span, with a focus on individual and sex differences and their neurobiological basis. He has published more than 60 papers and book chapters on a wide range of topics, from the biology of developmental plasticity to the classification of mental disorders in an evolutionary framework. With his collaborators he has advanced the …

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Life Course Health Development of Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

By Briano Di Rezze, Matthew Freeman, Robert Palisano, and Debra Stewart

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s new series exploring the application of the Life Course Health Development framework to neurodevelopmental disabilities, features Briano Di Rezze, Matthew Freeman, Robert Palisano, and Debra Stewart.   Together these researchers from the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research share their interpretive description of lifecourse health development of individuals with cerebral palsy to promote developmental capacities for future roles and healthy adult living beginning in childhood.   Webinar recording available here  

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