questions to consider
  • How do we use the Life Course Perspective as a basis for policy?
  • How do we promote and institutionalize policies that advance the Life Course Perspective?
  • How do we move forward with a Life Course Perspective in the current economic and social climate?
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Policy is a critical element to supporting all the activities necessary to incorporate the LCP approach. Changes in policy are needed both to reinforce new practices as well as to address larger determinants of maternal and child health.
--Pies C, Parthasarathy P, Kotelchuck M, Lu M. Making a paradigm shift in maternal and child health: A report on the National MCH Life Course Meeting. Contra Costa County. Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs, Contra Costa Health Services, Martinez, CA, October 2009