Life Course Approach
Skills Building Session
Martha Smith, MSN, RN, LNHA
Interim Director, Center for Local Public Health Services/Program Manager, Maternal Child Health Services Program
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Jefferson City, Missouri
A facilitated interactive simulation, application, and discussion of the Life Course Framework will illustrate key concepts of the Life Course Perspective, facilitate discussion of how to translate life course theory into public health practice, and share innovative strategies for meaningful integration of a Life Course Perspective into work with the maternal child population at the local, state, and national levels. Discussion will encourage participants to share their experiences, identify the risk and protective factors that affect their lives and the lives of those they serve, and share ideas for incorporating a Life Course Perspective and the Life Course Framework into their lives and their work.