questions to consider
  • What educational materials and curricula already exist and/or need to be developed in order to educate students and train staff in the field on the Life Course Perspective?
  • How do we integrate the Life Course Perspective into the MCH Competencies (from ATMCH) and MCH Leadership Competencies?
  • What steps need to be taken to train staff working in the field about the Life Course Perspective?
  • How do we gain community and political support for Life Course education and training in academic and professional settings?
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The Life Course Perspective offers an explanatory model for how social determinants influence health. The Life Course Perspective offers an explanatory model for how health inequities develop over our life time. The Life Course Health Development Model is an application of the life course perspective to explain how health develops and declines over the life course.
--Lu, M. UC Berkley Training, Beyond the Basics. February 1, 2011.