Webinar Series: 2020 Bost Health Policy Forum: State of Child Health in KentuckyName: Webinar Series: 2020 Bost Health Policy Forum: State of Child Health in KentuckyDate: September 21, 2020Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDTWebsite: Register HereEvent Description:The 2020 Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum Webinar Series highlights programs and policies in Kentucky and elsewhere that successfully encourage healthy lifestyles and reduce or prevent risky behaviors among young children, adolescents and teens. The series explores school-based, community-wide and national efforts that successfully improve the psychological and physical wellbeing of all children and youth, and lift up policies and programs that reduce the impact of economic and social conditions that often contribute to unhealthy outcomes.
Webinar 1:State of Child Health in Kentucky
The first webinar in the 2020 Bost Forum Series will explore the current data and understanding of the myriad factors that contribute to the status of children’s health in Kentucky. Experts in early childhood, adolescence and child health policy will be joined by a youth advocate to share some of the greatest successes and urgent needs to reduce health risks and risky behaviors among Kentucky’s children.
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- Understand sources of available data and gaps in information regarding factors that influence children’s health.
- Make the connection between data and policies that can reduce risky behaviors among youth.
- Recognize the role that youth advocates have in influencing policy and interventions that affect them and their peers.
Dr. Henrietta Bada, Director, Maternal and Child Health Division, Department for Public Health
Hatim Omar MD, Founder of the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign
Dr. Terry Brooks, Executive Director, Kentucky Youth Advocates
Ben Robinson, Daviess County student
Moderator: Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, Director, Office of Health Equity, Kentucky Department for Public Health
Webinar 2:Intervening Early
The second webinar in the 2020 Bost Forum will focus on the interventions in the earliest years that can greatly reduce the likelihood of risky behaviors in adolescence and beyond. Speakers will discuss programs based in the home setting, in schools and in physician’s offices that set infants and toddlers up for better health throughout their lives.
Webinar 3:Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Through Nutrition & Physical Activity
In this third webinar in the 2020 Bost Forum Series, speakers will focus on community, school and home-based programs that successfully improve nutrition and increase physical activity among children and youth.
Webinar 4: Understanding Youth and Building Good Mental Health
The focus of this fourth webinar in the 2020 Bost Forum Series is on understanding youth from a behavioral health perspective. Speakers will address statewide and community-based youth mental health programs, internet and social media safety, and suicide prevention.
Webinar 5:Stopping Vaping and Substance Use
Programs to help reduce risky behaviors involving substances including drugs, tobacco and alcohol are the subject of the fifth webinar in the 2020 Bost Forum Series. Speakers will share programs that are effectively steering youth away from taking risks that could impair their long-term health and toward healthier alternatives.