Online Training Module Series in Life Course Perspective

Lifecourse Perspective Online Training Series Preview

Lifecourse Perspective Online Training Series Preview

Available now!

Our free online training module series:  Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Life Course Perspective, Practice, and Leadership.

UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and its Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health offer a self-directed, open-source training module series on the life course perspective and leadership.

The 5-module series features video interviews, course readings, case studies of organizations in practice, and more! All levels of learners are invited to take part in this resource including community members, students, clinicians, public health practitioners, and beyond.

Register for course access here.

View and download our informational flyer here.  

Module Topics Include:  

  • Overview Life Course Perspective
  • Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health
  • Timing of Exposures and Cumulative Impacts of Risk and Protective Factors across the Lifespan
  • Place Matters: The Impacts of Physical, Social, and Economic Environments
  • Integrating a Life Course Perspective in MCAH Practice

Featured Speakers:

Michael Lu, MD, MS, MPH 
Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic, Student & Faculty Affairs at George Washington University
Former Director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco

Kiko Malin, MSW/MPH
Director of the Family Health Services Division
at the Alameda County Public Health Department

Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH
Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities
at The California Endowment

Vijaya Hogan, MPH, DrPH
Program Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Julianna Deardorff, PhD
Associate Professor and the Director of the Center of Excellence in MCAH
at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health

Highlighted Organizations:

  • Contra Costa Life Course Initiative
  • Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker Program
  • Family Voices of California
  • Homeless Prenatal Program
  • San Francisco Black Infant Health
  • City MatCH Equity Institute
  • San Mateo Medical Center and First 5 San Mateo
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Healthy Start in Housing
  • California Adolescent Health Collaborative
  • Best Babies Zone Southeast Portland and Castlemont, Oakland
  • Solano HEALS
  • Building Blocks Collaborative
  • Fresno County Preterm Birth Initiative
  • Healthy Start Border Alliance

logos for our partners

Webinar:  Implementing a Life Course Perspective in Practice--Examples of Early & Critical Period Interventions from the Field

These two webinars were built from our Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Life Course Perspective, Practice, & Leadership online training series. They discussed the importance of early and critical periods in the life course and how interventions at these sensitive times can vastly improve health trajectories. Each webinar included a partner organization featured in the training module: "Early Programming and Cumulative Exposure to Risk and Protective Factors across the Lifespan: Opportunities for Intervention".

Webinar 1: School Readiness Coaching in the Pediatric Clinic
Monday May 13th
12:00-1:00 PM PST
Fair Oaks Health Center within San Mateo Medical Center is a primary care clinic for many children and families in San Mateo County. The clinic created, piloted and evaluated a unique parent and child coaching program to support school readiness of 3- 5 year olds through strategic and collaborative community partnerships.
Jaime Peterson, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Neel Patel, MD, First 5 San Mateo County Commissioner
Watch the recording here!

Webinar 2: California Adolescent Health Collaborative

Tuesday May 28th
12:00-1:00 PM PST
The California Adolescent Health Collaborative (CAHC), a program of the Public Health Institute, is focused on improving the well- being of California’s youth by utilizing multidisciplinary and equity-informed approaches. With strategic partnerships, CAHC works to improve the knowledge and skills of adolescents to be leaders in their communities and have healthy transitions to adulthood 
Susan Watson, MPH, Program Director, CAHC