Infographic: Recommendation for Center-Based Early Childhood Education to Promote Health Equity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends early childhood education programs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in improving educational outcomes associated with long-term health and sufficient evidence of effectiveness in improving social- and health-related outcomes. When provided to low-income or racial and ethnic minority communities, early childhood education programs are likely to reduce educational achievement gaps, improve the health of low-income student populations, and promote health equity. This report, called “Recommendation for Center-Based Early Childhood Education to Promote Health Equity” by the Community Preventative Services Task Force, was published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice.

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Johanzynn Gatewood, BS, is an MPH candidate at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her interests include health communication, the role of social media in public health, health literacy, and minority health. [Full bio].

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