Selected MCH Life Course and Health Equity Bibliography
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Barker DJ, Osmond C, Golding J, Kuh D, Wadsworth MEJ. Growth in utero, blood pressure in childhood and adult life, and mortality from cardiovascular disease. BMJ. 1989;298:564-7.
Barker DJ. The fetal and infant origins of adult disease. BMJ. 1990;301:1111.
Ben-Shlomo Y, Kuh D. A life course approach to chronic disease epidemiology: Conceptual models, empirical challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives. Int J Epidemiol. 2002;31:285-93.
Biermann J, Dunlop AL, Brady C, Dubin C, Brann A Jr. Promising practices in preconception care for women at risk for poor health and pregnancy outcomes. Matern Child Health J. 2006;10:S21-8.
Borders AE, Grobman WA, Amsden LB, Holl JL. Chronic stress and low birth weight neonates in a low-income population of women. Obstet Gynecol. 2007;109:331-8.
Braveman P, Barclay C. Health disparities beginning in childhood: A life-course perspective. Pediatrics. 2009; 124 Suppl 3:S163-75.
Braveman P, Egerter S, Williams DR. The social determinants of health: Coming of age. Annu Rev Pub Health. 2011 Apr;32:381-98.
Colen CG, Geronimus AT, Bound J, James SA. Maternal upward social mobility and black-white disparities in infant birthweight. Am J Public Health. 2006;96:2032-9.
Collins JW, David RJ, Prachand NG, Pierce ML. Low birth weight across generations. Matern Child Health J. 2003;7:229-37.
Culhane JF, Elo IT. Neighborhood contact and reproductive health. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005;192:S22-9.
Davies MJ, Norman RJ. Programming and reproductive function. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2002;13:386-92.
Geronimus AT. The weathering hypothesis and the health of African-American women and infants: Evidence and speculations. Ethn Dis. 1992;2:207-21.
Geronimius AT. Black/white differences in the relationship of maternal age to birthweight: A population-based test of the weathering hypothesis. Soc Sci Med. 1996;42:598-97.
Geronimus AT. Understanding and eliminating racial inequalities in women's health in the United States: The role of the weathering conceptual framework. JAMWA. 2001;56:133-6.
Geronimus AT, Hicken M, Keene D, Bound J. "Weathering" and age patterns of allostatic load scores among blacks and white in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2006;96:826-33.
Halfon J, Hochstein M. Life course health development: An integrated framework for developing health, policy, and research. Milbank Q. 2002;80:433-79.
Hogue CJ, Bremner JD. Stress model for research into preterm delivery among black women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005;192:S47-55.
Huang JS, Lee TA, Lu MC. Prenatal programming of childhood overweight and obesity. Matern Child Health J. 2007;11:461-73.
Kahn RS, Wilson K, Wise PH. Intergenerational health disparities: Socioeconomic status, women's health conditions, and child behavior problems. Public Health Rep. 2005;120:399-408.
Kotelchuck M. Building on a life-course perspective in maternal and child health. Matern Child Health J. 2003;7:5-11.
Kuh D, Ben-Shlomo Y, Lynch J, Hallqvist J, Power C. Life course epidemiology. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2003;57:778-83.
Lu MC, Halfon N. Racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes: A life-course perspective. Matern Child Health J. 2003;7:13-30.
Lu MC, Kotelchuck M, Hogan V, Jones L, Wright K, Halfon N. Closing the black-white gap in birth outcomes: A life-course approach. Ethn Dis. 2010;20(1 Suppl 2):S62-76.
Lu MC, Kotelchuck M, Culhane JF, Hobel CJ, Klerman LV, Thorp JM Jr. Preconception care between pregnancies: The content of internatal care. Matern Child Health J. 2006;10:S107-22.
Mays VM, Cochran SD, Barnes NW. Race, race-based discrimination and health outcomes among African-Americans. Ann Rev Psychol. 2007;58:201-25.
McEwan BS. Protective and damaging effects of stress mediators. New Engl J Med. 1998;338:171-9.
Middlebrooks JS, Audage NC. The effects of childhood stress on health across the lifespan. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control;2008.
Misra DP, Guyer B, Allston A. Integrated Perinatal Health Framework: A multiple determinants framework with a life span approach. Am J Prev Med. 2003;25:65-75.
Misra DP, Grason H. Achieving safe motherhood: Applying a life course and multiple determinants perinatal health framework in public health. Womens Health Issues. 2006;16:159-75.
Mustillo S, Krieger, N, Gunderson EP, Sidney S, McCreath H, Kiefe CI. Self-reported experiences of racial discrimination and black-white differences in preterm and low-birthweight deliveries: The CARDIA study. Am J Public Health. 2004;94:2125-31.
Pies, C, Parthasarathy P, Posner SF. Integrating the Life Course Perspective into a local maternal and child health program. Mat Child Health J. 2011 Jun.
Rich-Edwards JW, Grizzard TA. Psychosocial stress and neuroendocrine mechanisms in preterm delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005;192:S30-5.
Wise, PH. Framework as metaphor: The promise and peril of MCH life-course perspective. Matern Child Health J. 2003;7:151-6.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Issues
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Volume 199, Issue 6, Supplement B (December 2008). Preconception Health and Health Care: The Clinical Content of Preconception Care. Edited by Brian Jack MD, Hani K. Atrash MD, MPH.
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 1186 (February 2010). The Biology of disadvantage: Socioeconomic status and health. Edited by Nancy E. Adler and Judith Stewart.
Women's Health Issues, Volume 18, Issue 6, Supplement (November-December 2008). Women's Health Issues: Policy and Financing Issues for Preconception and Interconception Health. Edited by Anne Rossier Markus JD, PhD, MHS, Hani Atrash MD, MPH, Kay Johnson MPH, MEd.
Reports and Briefs
Adamson P. The children left behind: A league table of inequality in child well-being in the world's rich countries. Florence: UNICEF Innocenti Center; 2010
Adler NE, Stewart J, et al. Reaching for a healthier life: Facts on socioeconomic status and health in the U.S. - San Francisco: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health; 2007 (PDF).
Bell J, Lee MM. Why place and race matter. Oakland: PolicyLink; 2011.
Braveman P, Egerter S. Overcoming obstacles to health. Princeton (NJ): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; 2008.
Commission on Social Determinants Health. Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Final report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2008.
Fine A and Hicks M. Health matters: The role of health and the health sector in place-based initiatives for young children. Battle Creek (MI): W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2009.
Fine A, Kotelchuck M, Adess N, Pies C. Policy brief. A new agenda for MCH policy and programs: Integrating a Life Course Perspective (PDF). Martinez (CA): Contra Costa Health Services; 2009.
Grason H and Misra D. Application of a Lifecourse and Multiple Determinants Framework to improve maternal health (PDF). Baltimore: Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006.
Halfon N. Life course health development: A new approach for addressing upstream determinants of health and spending. Expert Voices (PDF). Washington (DC): National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation; 2009.
Kotelchuck M, Fine A. Rethinking MCH: The Life Course Model as an Organizing Framework Concept Paper. Rockville (MD): Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.
Miller W, Simon P, Maleque S. Beyond health care: New directions to a healthier America. Princeton (NJ): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; 2009.
Middlebrooks JS, Audage NC. The effects of childhood stress on health across the lifespan. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2008.
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. The national plan for action, draft as of February 17, 2010: Changing outcomes - Achieving health equity. Rockville (MD): Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. A strategic framework for improving racial/ethnic minority health and eliminating racial/ethnic health disparities. Rockville (MD): Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2008.
Pies C, Parthasarathy P, Kotelchuck M, Lu M. 2009. Making a paradigm shift in maternal and child health: A report on the national MCH Life Course Meeting (PDF). Martinez (CA): Contra Costa Health Services, 2009.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A new way to talk about the social determinants of health. Princeton (NJ): The Foundation; 2010.
Shonkoff J. The impact of early adversity on children's development (PDF). Cambridge (MA): Harvard Center on the Developing Child; 2009.
Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality. Pathways Magazine. Palo Alto: Stanford University; Winter 2011.
Treuhaft S, Madland D. Prosperity 2050: Is equity the superior growth model? (PDF) Oakland: PolicyLink; 2011.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HHS action plan to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. Rockville (MD): National Partnership for Action, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2011.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National stakeholder strategy for achieving health equity. Rockville (MD): National Partnership for Action, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2011.