Access trainings by the type of learning that matches your need:

Self Directed: Know what you want to learn?

Looking for some assistance to help you find what you're looking for?
MCHfast Guided Search

Still looking or need assistance? You can always ask for Help.

Semi-Structured: Looking for trainings grouped according to your need?

Self-Reflective. Not sure of your learning needs? Take the online Self-Assessment.

Fast & Focused. Want to learn on the go? Sign up for one of our Micro-learning programs.

Intense & Immersive. Looking for a comprehensive course that covers everything? Access the MCHsmart curriculum - Coming Soon.

Focus Areas. Need specialized resources?



Archived/No Longer Available: Life Course Health Development (LCHD) Model

Date Developed: 10/16/2006. Source: CityMatCH. Presenter(s): Neal Halfon, MD, MPH; Martha King, MSW, MPA; Cheri Pies, MSW, DrPH. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.


This web meeting covers the life-course health development model and its implications for health systems and policies. In the first part, Dr. Neal Halfon describes the concept of the life-course approach with particular focus on risk/protective factors that influence health across the lifespan and the connections between early conditions and later life outcomes. He then illustrates the changes in policies and systems that would integrate the life course model to support the health and development. In the second part, Dr. Cheri Pies exemplifies the application of the life course framework in describing the Contra Costa Life Course Initiative, the lessons their organization learned, and advice for other health departments interested in similar projects. In the third part, Martha King of the National Conference of State Legislatures discusses why legislatures should be involved in life-course projects and suggests methods for engaging lawmakers. The web meeting concludes with a short question and answer session and includes a PowerPoint presentation to view.

Learning Objectives

• Consider the strategic role that emerging the Life Course Health Development approach can play in advancing the Maternal and Child Health agenda.

• Recognize and consider the vanguard role that MCH systems change can have in transforming the American Healthcare System.

Special Instructions

To access video, click on “View Presentation” at the bottom of the landing page.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.