This issue brief focuses on administrative actions that the Biden-Harris administration, as well as state leaders, can take to build on and improve upon the gains made under the Affordable Care Act.
Babies Shouldn’t Shoulder The Burden Anymore- Dr. Ron Lally
Dr. Ron Lally speaks about the frustrating recent history of America’s infants and calls on America to step up for its babies. In this short three-minute video he makes the case for why we need to advocate for better beginnings for our babies.
The Social Womb: Building Babies’ Brains
Written and narrated by J. Ronald Lally, this 6-minute animation depicts why young brains need continuing nurturance, protection and enrichment once a child is born – a setting where the growing brain can flourish. He describes the development of a “social womb” similar in function to the nurturance a fetus receives while in the womb. […]
The Need for a Menu of Services for Families, a short interview with Evelyn Effinger
Learning Begins at Birth, a short interview with Evelyn Effinger
Prenatal Support Through Doulas- a short interview with Samuel J. Meisels
In this interview, Samuel J. Meisels, EdD makes the case for prenatal support through the use of doulas. Meisels was the president of the Erikson Institute from 2002-2013. He is an emeritus professor of education at the University of Michigan and was on the faculty at Michigan for 21 years. In 2013, he became the […]