In this episode, For Our Babies founder Dr. Ron Lally, from the Center For Child and Family Studies at WestEd, talks with Marcy Whitebook, from the Center for the Study of Childcare Employment at the University of California, Berkeley, about the current state of infant/toddler workforce conditions. [podcast]https://forourbabies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/fob_ep14_marcy_whitebook.mp3[/podcast] Length: 34 min 18 sec Download
Podcast: Why Maternity Leave Matters to Health
Sylvia Guendelman, Ph.D. is a professor of Community Health and Human Development and Chair of the Maternal and Child Health Program at the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley. Her research interests include: health and social behavior, health policy and management, and maternal & child health. Among her many projects, Sylvia chaired […]
Podcast: Transforming Communities: Best Babies Zone Initiative
Cheri Pies, MSW DrPH is a Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley. Her research interests include reducing and eliminating health disparities and inequities in birth outcomes through community transformation and the implementation of the Life Course model, the use of incentives in delivery of reproductive health services, and […]
Podcast: Infant Care in the U.S. – Who Pays the Price for Our Nation’s Poor Quality Care?
Finding affordable high quality infant care in the United States is virtually impossible. Parents are stressed and babies are suffering in poor quality care. Dr. Ron Lally and Julie Weatherston discuss the reality of infant care today in which research says only 10% is considered to be of high quality and over 40% is considered […]
Podcast: Support for Quality Child Care – Generating Interest in Early Child Care Issues
George Philipp, early care and education advocate and father, talks with Julie Weatherston about building support for early child care issues and the importance of getting parents and all of society to understand the science behind the early years and create “a grassroots buzz” about the issues being addressed by the For Our Babies campaign. […]
Podcast: Obstacles To Reform – Why Is It So Hard To Get Politicians To Listen?
Julie Weatherston and George Philipp, Early Care Advocate and father, discuss the challenges of getting legislators to support early care and education in the US and the potential benefits to providing more supportive policies for families with infants and toddlers. [podcast]https://forourbabies.org/ccfs/audio/podcast/fob_ep12.mp3[/podcast] Length: 5 min 25 sec Download