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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Health
Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Health
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Achieving Health Equity:
Promoting Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health Equity
for Children, Families, and Communities: A Workshop

November 14, 2017
8:30 AM-5:30 PM Eastern

National Academy of Sciences Building  
West Court & NAS120
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.



Dr. Camara Jones, Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine and Past President, American Public Health Association, gave the keynote address at the C-CAB workshop on Achieving Health Equity. Watch her presentation now!

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The Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health, in collaboration with the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity, hosted a workshop that explored initiatives and policies across domains that have an impact on the cognitive, affective, and behavioral health for all children, youth, and families. This workshop used an socio-ecological developmental model to explore health equity of children and families, including those with complex needs and chronic conditions. 

Particular attention was paid to challenges experienced by children and families in both rural and urban contexts, to include but not limited to povertyindividual and institutional racismlow-resourced communities, and hindered access to educational and health care services. Workshop participants engaged in solution-oriented discussions of initiatives, policies, and programs that aim to improve social determinants of health (jobs, economy, education, transportation, and housing), opportunities for behavioral health promotion, and access to quality services that address the behavioral health of all children and families

Planning Committee
William R. Beardslee, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital

Felesia R. Bowen, PhD, APN

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Angela Diaz, MD, MPH

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood, PhD
New York University

Uma R. Kotagal, MBBS, MSc
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Andy Shih, PhD
Autism Speaks

Deborah Klein Walker, EdD

Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice


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