The increasing attention paid to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Social Determinants of Health and Early Brain Development interact has led to a new line of inquiry: How do these forces interact? What does the latest research show, what are the impacts on health, and what are the implications for policy and practice? Two pediatricians/public health leaders deliver lectures that explore the answers.
Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Working from the theme, “Early Experiences Elevate Everything,” Dr. Navsaria explains the impact of early childhood experiences, particularly toxic stress, on early brain development, and how addressing those factors can improve early brain development as well as health outcomes later in life.
Andrew C. Hsi, MPH, MD; Professor of Pediatrics and Family and Community Medicine, Clinician Educator, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
New Mexico has moved toward a two-generation approach to reducing the effects of ACES in families, Social Determinants of Health, and support of early brain development children. The approach includes identification of risk behaviors during pregnancy; connection to care coordination in the public and private sectors; continuity of care coordination for parents and their infants; and integration of early childhood services and behavioral health supports for infants and parents through the years leading to pre-school.