December 6, 2017
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA
Research shows that the most critical period for child development is the first 1,000 days of a child's life. That fact presents an opportunity to work with both children and parents as they strive to prepare children for success during this particularly important period.
Please join us to learn about multiple models for leveraging cross-sector collaborations to transform the systems that can improve the health outcomes of young children, outcomes that can have effects into adulthood.
As part of the Vision 2020 strategic plan, the Boston Foundation committed to exploring and supporting an early childhood strategy that addresses this critical period in child development. To launch this work, the Foundation is hosting a series of forums and convenings throughout the coming year that highlight opportunities and challenges in the early childhood space.
Paul S. Grogan, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation
Nineequa Blanding, MPH, Director, Health and Wellness, The Boston Foundation
Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Kraft Center for Community Health, Mass General Hospital;
Division Chief of General Academic Pediatrics, Mass General Hospital for Children;
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School;
Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Wendell Knox, Former CEO, Abt Associates, and Co-Founder, Boston Basics
Mary D. Coleman, Ph.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, EMPath
Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Kraft Center for Community Health, Mass General Hospital
David R. Williams, PhD, MPH, Florence Sprague Norman & Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, and Professor of African American Studies & Sociology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Nineequa Blanding, MPH
Paul S. Grogan