Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new Health Impact in Five Years (HI-5) or “High-Five” initiative highlights a list of non-clinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved health within five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or even earlier. Public and private organizations can use this list to quickly assess the scientific evidence for short-term health outcomes and overall cost impacts of community-wide approaches.

Each Web Forum in this series will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to learn about the full range of evidence-based, community-wide approaches that the CDC has identified, and hear real world examples highlighting how local and state-level organizations have implemented them to meet the needs of their communities. In this kick-off webinar, John Auerbach, Associate Director for Policy at the CDC, will give an overview of the HI-5 initiative. Natalie Renew, Managing Director of Early Childhood Education at the Public Health Management Corporation, and Susan Adams, Assistant Commissioner for Georgia’s Pre-K and Instructional Support, will describe their direct experiences with early childhood education programs.

To learn more about the HI-5 initiative, please visit the CDC's website at www.cdc.gov/hi5.

Presenters

John M. Auerbach, MBA

President and CEO

Trust for America’s Health

Washington, DC

John Auerbach is the President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), as of January 1, 2017. Previously, he was the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He oversaw the Office of the Associate Director for Policy which focuses on the promotion of public health…

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Elizabeth Skillen, PhD

Senior Advisor, Policy, Research, Analysis and Development Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Atlanta, GA

Dr. Elizabeth Skillen, serves as a Senior Advisor in the Policy, Research, Development and Analysis Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) providing advice on the development of evidence-based approaches to accelerate the best prevention science into policy. Dr. Skillen has led…

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W. Steven Barnett, PhD

Director

National Institute for Early Education Research

New Brunswick, NJ

W. Steven Barnett is a Board of Governors Professor and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University. His research includes studies of the economics of early care and education including costs and benefits, the long term effects of preschool programs on children's learning and…

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Susan Adams, MA

Assistant Commissioner for Pre-K & Instructional Support

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Atlanta, GA

Susan Adams joined Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning in January 2007. Since joining the Department, she has worked in the Pre-K division coordinating numerous initiatives that have improved the quality of and increased the access to Georgia’s nationally recognized Pre-K program. Prior to being…

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Natalie Renew, MPA

Managing Director, Early Childhood Education

Public Health Management Corporation

Natalie oversees PHMC's early childhood education (ECE) portfolio, including the Southeast Regional Key (SERK) and Philadelphia Head Start Program (PHSP). Natalie's leadership has helped to expand PHMC's role in early education and align with various federal and state initiatives. The ECE Group has 12 major projects, employs 100 professionals and…

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Moderator

Lolita Ross, MPPA, PMP

Chief Program Officer

National Network of Public Health Institutes

New Orleans, LA

A trusted advisor and implementation strategist for community, business and nonprofit leaders, Lolita M. Ross, MPPA, PMP, has nearly 20 years of experience in social innovations, population health solutions, applied equity strategies and community development. Prior to joining NNPHI as Chief Program Officer, Lolita founded SHARED Strategy Group,…

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