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The raising of America: Early childhood and the future of our nation

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California Newsreel & Vital Pictures
Publication Date: 
9 Jul 2013


The Raising of America will reframe the way we look at early child health and development. This ambitious documentary series and multimedia initiative by the producers of UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America.

The Raising of America includes an hour-long documentary for PBS broadcast and video release, 6 shorter 20-30 minute video episodes, an online learning center and a national public engagement campaign.