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ACEs Community Spotlight Series: Feride Castillo, Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island

by Maggie Wayne, Docs for Tots Health Liaison For our first Community Spotlight, I interviewed Feride Castillo, Director of Advocacy and co-founder of Empower LI to discuss the incredible work she is doing with trauma-informed care within the criminal justice …
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Champion Spotlight: Denise Henderson

by Maggie Wayne, Docs for Tots Health Liaison Our practice champions are the key to making sure screening initiatives are both successful and sustainable. This week, we are highlighting one of our champions, Denise Henderson. Denise works is an RN …
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2015: A Year of Building Better Systems for Young Children in New York

Docs for Tots is proud of the work accomplished in 2015 towards our mission of creating connections between young children’s doctors, policymakers, early childhood practitioners, and other stakeholders to improve children’s lifelong health and success. In 2015 Docs for Tots: Worked with clinics in Nassau …
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Dr. Isakson Presents “Bridges to Health: The Medical Home and Early Childhood Systems”

Dr. Isakson Presented “Bridges to Health: The Medical Home and Early Childhood Systems” at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) Pediatric Grand Rounds November 13th. Dr. Isakson shared an important message: “Changing life and health trajectories happens in partnership. It happens …
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Dr. Lieser Addresses Crisis & Building Resilience in Early Childhood Settings at the Just In Time Conference!

Dr. Dina Lieser, MD and Co-Director of Docs for Tots was among the panelists at the Just in Time: Building Bright Futures for Children Dealing with Crisis Conference on November 12th, presented by Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn …
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Dr. Isakson Moderated for the “Growing Healthy Readers Conference”

Dr. Elizabeth Isakson, MD and Co-Director of Docs for Tots,  hosted the Panel 2 Discussion: “Community Based Approaches to Improve Health and Support Early Learning” at the Growing Healthy Readers Conference on October 30th hosted by Reach Out & Read …
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Docs For Tots Partners to Launch Nassau Thrives

October 29, 2013, Child Care Council of Nassau Receives Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant in Collaboration with Docs for Tots and Adelphi University Institute for Parenting from Governor Cuomo.  The project called NASSAU THRIVES- Building Resiliency in Young Children …
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Docs for Tots State Level Activities

2019 Highlights Critical decisions and allocations are made in Albany that affect our ability to change systems that benefit children on Long Island, and . . .
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Learn The Signs, Act Early Program Ambassador

2019 Highlights Docs for Tots’ Director of Programs, Melissa Passarelli, was named 2019 CDC Act Early Ambassador for New York State. Learn the Signs, . . .
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The Value of Community Partnerships

by Fabella Decema, Docs for Tots HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist Partnerships are an important component of community advocacy efforts. There are so many reasons . . .
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Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.

James Heckman, economist, Nobel laureate