Moving upstream to improve population health down the road

 Post a brief reflection on how the commonly held sentiment “we are all born equal” may constrain how society thinks about early life. Comment on influences that this concept may overlook or mask. Then, explain two ways the use of concepts of the developmental origins of life and health can influence adult morbidity. Describe two challenges to addressing the upstream risk and protective determinants of health in current health policies and programs in the U.S. or in other countries. Also, explain why they are challenges. Finally, offer twosuggestions for improving child health that can have a long-term benefit on population health for one chronic disease and explain why. Expand on your insights utilizing the Learning Resources. 

References:

 

Miller, G., Chen, E., & Cole, S. W. (2009). Health psychology: Developing biologically plausible models linking the social world and physical health. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 501–524.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Shonkoff, J. P., Boyce, W. T., & McEwen, B. S. (2009). Neuroscience, molecular biology, and the childhood roots of health disparities: Building a new framework for health promotion and disease prevention. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 301(21), 2252–2259.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Halfon, N. (2009, February). Life course health development: A new approach for addressing upstream determinants of health and spending. Expert Voices. Retrieved from http://www.nihcm.org/pdf/ExpertVoices_Halfon_FINAL.pdf

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