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19th National Health Equity Research Webcast
(formerly the Annual Summer Public Health Research
Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health)


Early Childhood Development:
Investing in Our Children and Our Future

Sarah L. Kastelic, M.S.W., Ph.D. [bio]

"Health Disparities in Native Children: The Role of Culture in Child Development" [slides] [handout]

Overview (preliminary)

The presentation will broadly focus on Native culture and its impact on child development. Content points will include:
  • The goal of child development in Native culture

  • Historical trauma

  • Low birth weight

  • Access to healthy foods

  • Access to medical homes

  • The roles of community and parents to address health issues

Portia R. Kennel, M.S.W. [bio]

"The Promise of Early Childhood Education: Preventing Health and Learning Disparities" [slides] [handout]

Overview (preliminary)

The presentation will be made from a "micro-population" perspective and will include:
  • Reflections about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study in the context of poverty

  • Speaking to early childhood education as a "primary prevention strategy" of health disparities

  • The impact of trauma on health and a discussion of where the gains and challenges are

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, B.A. [bio]

"Early Childhood Education: Head Start's Role in Addressing Disparities" [slides] [handout]

Overview (preliminary)

The presentation will address:
  • Head Start's ongoing efforts to help connect children to medical and dental homes

  • The importance of the adults in the lives of children to be connected to medical homes and to have good health outcomes

  • The Affordable Care Act and the impact that it could have on the health outcomes of low-income children

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Last updated: 5/14,28,31/2013, 6/3/2013 by Vic