10+ years of advancing life course intervention research.

Over the past ten years, the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities has served as the national coordinating center for the Life Course Research Network (LCRN, 2013-2019), the Life Course Intervention Research Network (LCIRN, 2018-2023), and the Life Course Translational Research Network (LCT-RN, 2023-present). This page contains a list of some of our other resources that have been created to help build the field of life course intervention research.


Photograph of three young girls in a classroom.

Recent Publications


Family Health Webinar Series (2022-2023)

INRICH 13th Annual Workshop on Childhood Inequalities

Living on the Edge: a life course discussion with Dr. Glen Elder and Dr. Rick Settersten

Life Course Research Visual Toolkit in partnership with the Lifespan Enterprise Committee

Strategies for Engaging Stakeholders in Research with the UNC Jordan Institute for Families

Anti-racist research and centering race and racism in the life course research agenda with Dr. Iheoma Iruka

LCRN Measurement Series



September 2022: Moving Life Course Interventions Upstream

May 2022: Advancing  Life Course Intervention Research

March 2022: Accelerating Life Course Intervention Research

November 2021: New approaches to research on the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on children’s well-being

August 2021: Introducing the LCIRN Scholars Program

June 2021: Youth-led Participatory Action Research

February 2021: A rapid research agenda for COVID-19 and children’s well-being

November 2020: Introducing the LCIRN

Tools and Toolkits

Emergency & Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Families of Children with Special Healthcare Needs


Family Functioning Measures: A matrix of 40 validated tools to measure aspects of family functioning including organizational processes, belief systems, and communications processes


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under award U9DMC49250, the Life Course Translational Research Network. The information, content, and/or conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.

Life Course Research Visual Toolkit in partnership with the Lifespan Enterprise Committee