The First 1000 Days

Good nutrition, loving care, and a safe environment in the first 1,000 days of life are key to breaking the cycles of poverty and poor health that are far too common in the US and around the world.

This course is for anyone interested in furthering perinatal health equity including community health workers, doulas, midwives, and lactation professionals. You will learn evidence-based, high-leverage strategies that can be implemented during pregnancy and early childhood to meaningfully improve health, brain development, and psychosocial outcomes across the entire lifespan.

The results of these positive changes spiral out from a single individual to influence the outcomes of families, communities, and society as a whole. Join us as we work together to create cycles of health and wellness.

Join with us to explore!

  • What are the first 1,000 days and how do they affect individuals, communities, and societies?

  • How is the US is doing on critical first 1,000 day measures?

  • How can perinatal care providers promote equitable outcomes and optimize lifelong health and wellbeing?