The “1,000-day window” as an organizing agenda is a new and relatively unknown concept in the United States despite its established role in global health. But, there is opportunity to unite public health communities through the relevant, compelling framework.
We believe further focus on creating the best conditions for families in their 1,000-day window can change the trajectory of the path we’re on. We seek to present a comprehensive picture of the state of the science, research needs, and a policy agenda for optimal maternal and child health in the United States through a dedicated series in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH).
Three papers were released at 4 p.m. ET September 19, 2022 (and can be found below once published). The full series will be released October 26, 2022 on the AJPH website.
- Dr. Heather Hamner, CDC: Improving Nutrition in the First 1000 Days in the United States: A Federal Perspective.
- Dr. Kofi Essel, community pediatrician, Children’s National Hospital: The First 1000 Days – A Missed Opportunity for Pediatricians
- Supporting materials: Q&A
- Blythe Thomas, 1,000 Days initiative of FHI Solutions: From Evidence to Action: Uniting Around Nutrition in the 1000-Day Window
- Marketing toolkit for advocates and key stakeholders