Improving the Health of Children through Prevention Policies

Concurrent Sessions 7: 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm, Thursday, September 23, 2021

Children’s lives can be improved through the implementation of both state and national policies focused on prevention. This session will highlight the role of public health education within communities, which may improve health outcomes for children. Each of the presenters has expertise in the area of prevention policy as they relate to a variety of childhood experiences.


  • Elyse Grossman, PhD, JD, Policy Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


  • Karisa Harland, MPH, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Akshara Menon, JD, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention