NYS Pediatric Advocacy Coalition , 3rd Annual NYS Pediatric Advocacy Conference

On March 19th the New York State Pediatric Advocacy Coalition celebrated their 3rd Annual NYS Pediatric Advocacy Conference at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The event brought together leaders in the pediatric and early learning communities to address topics crucial to early childhood development. Doc for Tots co-directors Dr. Elizabeth Isakson and Dr. Dina Lieser were essential panelists and presenters at the conference.

At one of the first panels, Bridging Early Childhood Systems to Promote Lifelong Health: A Community Pediatrics Perspective, Dr. Isakson moderated while Dr. Charles Bruner, Docs for Tots founder Dr.George Askew, and Docs for Tots board member Dr. Rahil Briggs shared their experiences in advocating for health at the community level. Poster presentations showcased the work of NUMC pediatric residents Drs. Emeghebo, Himani, and Kothari and their work with the Healthy Active Living initiative. In the afternoon, Drs. Isakson and Lieser each led breakout sessions about their work linking pediatricians to local organizations. Docs for Tots was proud to participate in this event and will continue to advocate for the lifelong health of children year-round!

“What we do within the community pediatrics venue has incredible opportunity to touch the lives of the families we work with.” Dr. Dina Lieser

 

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