Doctors Champion Issues


Summertime Concerns of Pediatricians

by Maggie Wayne, Docs for Tots Health Liaison Since 2018, Docs for Tots has been facilitating an ACEs learning collaborative with diverse medical practices across Long Island. We make sure the providers we work with have referral options for resources …
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Pioneers in Maternal Depression Screening in Pediatric Practices

by Maggie Wayne, Docs for Tots Health Liaison Maternal depression has become an issue of growing importance and awareness. Two national organizations recently released guidelines that address the same key point: maternal depression has a huge impact on the health …
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Board Certified Physicians Participating in the Docs for Tots’ “Well Moms, Well Tots” Program to Receive Credit for Quality and Practice Improvement Activities

NEW YORK– August 7, 2017 – The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that Docs for Tots has joined ABMS’ Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program (Portfolio ProgramTM). Physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS …
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Dr. Isakson Presents: Building Bridges for Early Childhood Success

Dr. Isakson presented “Building Bridges for Early Childhood Success” at Winthrop Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds on March 7th. Dr. Isakson discussed how our contribution to developmental screening works and how doctors can connect to resources in the community. Nationally, only 30% …
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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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Docs for Tots Releases a Childcare Primer for Pediatricians in Training

Docs for Tots is pleased to introduce What’s a Doc to Do? A Child Care Primer for Pediatricians in Training. The toolkit includes information that doctors should know about child care, including links to helpful resources. This primer can be adapted …
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Docs For Tots Releases Prescription For Growing Up Healthy

December 17, 2013 Docs for Tots releases:   “Quality Early Learning Settings Can Transform Our Nation’s Health: A Prescription For  Growing Up Healthy”. The brief, makes clear that investments in high-quality early childhood programs are good medicine for our nation’s …
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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