C-SP Rotation Curriculum

Introduction to the C-SP Rotation

1.     Identify and discuss special interests

2.     Obtain necessary rotation documents

3.     Review Rotation Requirements:

Week 1: Epidemiology


1.     Child Survival I; Where and why are 10 million children dying every year?

2.     Child Survival II: How many child deaths can we prevent this year?

3.     Child Survival III: Reducing child mortality: can public health deliver?

4.     Child Survival IV: Applying an equity lens to child health and mortality: more of the same is not enough

5.     Child Survival V: Knowledge into action for child survival

6.     Actual Causes of Death in the United States

7.     Innocenti report Card 11: Child well-being in rich countries a comparative overview

8.     Convention on the Rights of the Child

9.     Life course epidemiology

10.   The Health Status of Southern Children: A Neglected Regional Disparity


1.     Child Rights and Child Health Curriculum

a.    Introduction

b.     Module 1

c.     Module 2


1.     Activities 1.1 , 1.2 and 2.1 (located in Modules 1 and 2)

2.     Select topic(s) for Letter to Editor and Legislative Advocacy

3.     After reading Introduction and Modules 1 and 2, consider the following questions:

a.     Discuss the current status of Children’s Rights:

i.     Do you agree that children have rights? If so, what rights are supported and which are violated or neglected for children in your community and country?

ii.     Are there particular groups of children who are more discriminated against in the exercise of their rights?

iii.     Are there any rights that are complied with less than others? Why do you think that might be?

iv.     How does the concept of “best interests of the child” inform the work of health professionals?

b.     Barriers to the best possible child health

i.     What are the barriers to the implementation of the right to the best possible health for any children you care for?

ii.     Identify ways of overcoming these barriers

Discussion Topics (be prepared to discuss at weekly meeting):

1.     The emerging role of pediatricians

2.     Epidemiology of children’s health and well-being in the U.S. and internationally

3.     History of the evolution of pediatrics

4.     The needs and rights of children

Week 2: Life Course Science


1.     Foundations of Lifelong Health

2.     Life Course, Social Determinants, and Health Inequities: Toward a National Plan for Achieving Health Equity for African American Infants—a Concept Paper

3.     Life course epidemiology

4.     The Effects of Childhood Stress on Health Across the Lifespan 

5.     Research root cause analysis in The Community Tool Box


1.     Child Rights and Child Health Curriculum

a.     Module 3


1.     Activities 3.1 and 3.2 (located in Module 3)

2.     Based on your interest, research epidemiology of the local community

3.     Answer the questions in Analyzing Root Causes of Problems: The “But Why” Technique

4.     View videos from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child:

a.     Experiences Build Brain Architecture

b.     Serve and Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry

5.     Read the following documents from the Center on the Developing Child:

        a.    Foundations of Lifelong Health Essential Findings

        b.    Summary of Essential Findings

Discussion Topics (be prepared to discuss at weekly meeting):

1.     Social epidemiology

2.     Life Course Sciences

3.     Respecting child’s rights in clinical practice

4.     Root cause analysis


Week 3: Community and Societal Pediatrics


1.     The Pediatrician’s Role in Community Pediatrics

2.     Policy Statement—Health Equity and Children’s Rights

3.     Policy Statement – Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong Health

4.     The Emerging Discipline of Societal Pediatrics and Child Health Equity

5.     The Medical Home-AAP Policy Statement

6.     Pathways of influence on equity in health

7.     Closing the Gap


1.     Child Rights and Child Health Curriculum

a.     Module 4

b.     Module 5


1.     Root cause analysis

2.     Activities 4.1 and 5.1 (located in Modules 4 and 5)

Discussion Topics (be prepared to discuss at weekly meeting):

1.     Translation of social epidemiology and life course science into practice

2.     Three levels of child advocacy

3.     Letter to Editor and Letter to a Legislator discussion


Week 4: Why Place Matters


1.     Why Place Matters: Building a Movement for Healthy Communities

2.     Unnatural Causes Video Discussion Guide


1.     Letter to the Editor (click HERE for instructions)

2.     Letter to the Legislator

3.     Complete Evaluation Questions

Discussion Topics (be prepared to discuss at Weekly Meeting):

1.     Context of Community and Societal Pediatrics

2.     Participation in Community Advocacy Initiative (CAI)

Supplementary Resources:

·     Advocacy 2011- Hopkins Module to Pediatrics Ambulatory Care Curriculum

·     Health Literacy- Pedialink

·     Community Pediatrics Training Initiative in Advocacy

·     AAP Training Modules (5)

·     NE Florida Counts- Health Dashboard

·     Center for Disease Control

·     Child Trends Data Bank

·     The Annie E. Casey Foundation

·     The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

·     Advocates for Youth

·     Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

·     National Center for Medical Home Implementation

·     U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthfinder

·     Office on Women’s Health  – Girls Health

·     City of Jacksonville

·      Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition

·     Jacksonville Community Council Inc.

·     United Ways of Northeast Florida 211

·     Florida Department of Health

·     Florida Health Department in Duval County

·     Florida Kinship Center

·     The Center for Women and Families

·     Families USA

·     Children’s Defense Fund

·     Community Health Action Network (CHAIN)

·     The Children’s Campaign

·     Docs for Tots

·     The Urban Institute

·     Duval County Supervisor of Elections