Leveraging Science to Inform Policies that Strengthen Learning and Health in a Post-COVID-19 World
The National Prevention Science Coalition and the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University will co-host a virtual congressional briefing, “Leveraging Science to Inform Policies that Strengthen Learning and Health in a Post-COVID-19 World,” with Jack P. Shonkoff, MD.
Dr. Shonkoff, an internationally recognized early childhood development expert, will discuss the opportunity that lies before us to prevent costly, lifelong problems in physical and mental health, learning, and development for all Americans.
Now is the time to rethink policies and programs in order to ensure a strong start for every young child. Why? Because early childhood policies and services are at a critical inflection point— longstanding concerns about fragile infrastructure and chronic funding constraints have been laid bare by fallout from the pandemic. A different approach is needed for our children, our families, and the strength of our communities.
Co-sponsored by RTI International, the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Representatives Rosa Delauro (D-CT-3) and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY-16).