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 of Greater New York. Dr. Isakson discussed the benefits of bringing together key community resources to positively impact our youngest community members: our birth to five year old population. Among the panelists were Dr. J. Emillo Carillo, MD, MPH, VP, Community Health New York Presbyterian Hospital, Tanya Friedman, Senior Associate of Safir and Associates, and Dr. Delaney Gracy, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Senior VP Medical Affairs, Children’s Health Fund. Implementing change requires collaboration and coordination of grass roots organizations, and by building strong relationships we may pave the way for greater change!

Dr. Isakson at Growing Healthy Readers Conference

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