Life Course Theory

MCH Life Course Toolbox

Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) programs and initiatives are built using scientific knowledge and approaches to promote better health. Life Course Theory and implications on maternal and child health is an important example. Combining a focus on health equity, social determinants, and environmental interaction, life course theory helps us understand health over the lifetime and across generations. Learn more about Life Course Theory Toolbox.

Webcasts from the 2008 Reducing Infant Mortality in Michigan
- Lessons From The Field

Racial Ethnic Disparities and Infant Mortality: A Life Course Perspective
Michael Lu MD, MPH, UCLA School of Public Health

Addressing Racism in Infant Mortality Disparities 
- Barbara Sabol, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Dr. Renee Canady, Ph.D., MPA, Ingham County Health Department; and
Shannon Brownlee, Genesee County Health Department