The Maternal and Child Health Life Course Research Network is funded by a 3-year grant (2010-2013) from the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.
The network provides researchers, practitioners, policymakers and consumers with a mechanism for interacting, sharing information and tools, and engaging in collaborative and innovative projects, including the development of a life course research agenda.
Priority projects include:
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Membership in the network is free and provides access to Socialcast, the opportunity to help shape the design and function of the network, periodic updates, and the ability to apply for a small number of seed grants.