As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Urban Health Initiative, the Urban Seminar Series convenes twice a year to highlight the most important new research on issues germane to the healthy development of urban children, and in particular to consider the policy and program implications of these findings. The emphasis at these seminars is to bring together some of the nation's top researchers, practitioners, and policy makers who are dedicated to understanding and improving the lives of urban youth. Consequently, researchers can share their scientific knowledge and gain new insights into how to make their research more policy relevant; practitioners can reflect on the implications for programmatic efforts and propose additional questions they would like addressed; and policy makers can glean scientific and programmatic insights into how policies effect change in the well-being of children.
Previously held Urban Seminars include:
For more information on the Urban Seminar Series on Children's Health and Safety at Harvard University, please call (617) 496-4514.