Archive for November, 2013

What to watch- an upcoming documentary focused on early child health

From the producers, California Newsreel, of ‘Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?’ comes the next series of social justice and health documentaries featuring early child health and development entitled ‘The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation.’


Many of the Tulane professors use ‘Unnatural Causes’ episodes in their lectures because it illustrates an excellent public health multidisciplinary view of the health of Americans. The series focuses on addressing the need to understand and improve  health through the promotion of equality on many levels including ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic.

The next production by this team is ‘The Raising of America’ which explores how a strong start for children can lead to better individual outcomes and in turn a more prosperous and equitable future of America. A screening of the rough-cut first episode of ‘The Raising of America’ was premiered at this years APHA Annual Meeting in Boston to outstanding reviews.

The official series will be released in 2014 including a public broadcasting on PBS and five 30 minute supporting episodes available on their webpage.

For more information and to check out a series preview and one supporting video ‘Are We Crazy About Our Kids: The Cost/Benefit Equation?’
please visit their website: 


November 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

Upcoming Seminar: ‘Past the Degree’ Nov 19

Please join the Maternal & Child Health Leadership Program for our next installment of our Past the Degree Lecture Series where public health professionals share their current work experience in maternal & child health.

Our next guest is Ivy Wilson Terrell, MPH, who is the ACE/SMARTS Program Manager at LSU’s Health Sciences Center- New Orleans Department of Pediatrics

Ivy Terrell

When: Tuesday, November 19 from 12-1pm

Where: Tidewater building room 2341 (GCHB library), Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street

Light lunch will be provided

Questions? Please contact Shokufeh Ramirez at or 504.988.3539

November 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

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