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19th Annual Summer Public Health Research
Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health


NC lawmakers should enlist expert aid about how to invest in early education (Samuel L. Odom is professor of education and director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Kenneth A. Dodge is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy and director of the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University.) (Link)

Focusing on Children's Health: Community Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities: Workshop Summary Authors: Theresa M. Wizemann and Karen M. Anderson, Rapporteurs; Roundtable on Health Disparities; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (Link)

The Raising of America, California Newsreel, 2013 (Link) "The Raising of America will reframe the way we look at early child health and development. This ambitious documentary series and multimedia initiative by the producers of UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America."

Unnatural Causes ... Is inequality making us sick?, California Newsreel, 2008 (Link Case study: Diabetes - Finding hope for the future by reclaiming the past
Episode 4 - Bad Sugar

Discussion guide for episode 4

Webinar: What Shapes Health? Moderator David Williams, Ph.D., professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard University, led the panel of additional experts on the social determinants of health, including Paula Braveman, M.D., M.P.H., and Susan Egerter, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco and Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
The panel provided insights on how, despite an abundance of information about healthy lifestyles and the most advanced medical care in the world, millions of Americans experience needlessly poor health and don't practice healthy behaviors. For many, the path to a healthy or unhealthy life is influenced by factors largely beyond their control, like the neighborhoods they grew up in, their parents' income and level of education, and the stress they've experienced in their daily lives. The costs of poor health are borne not only by individuals but by their families and, ultimately, by all Americans. (Link)

Jon Stewart: Kindergarten Stop: Following the successful sequester implementation, Congress proceeds by going nowhere on universal preschool legislation. (The Daily Show, March 6, 2013) (Link)

"From Neurons to Neighborhoods: An Update: Workshop Summary (2012)":


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