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American Academy of Pediatrics, Toxic Stress Statement

Pediatrics provides a powerful yet underused platform for translating scientific advances into innovative early childhood policies.  

Charles Bruner, Child & Family Policy Center

Fulfilling expectations for medical homes for young children requires them to be part of a larger system of community services and supports.

Charles Bruner, Child & Family Policy Center

To serve the youngest children, medical homes must have a two-generation focus that responds to children’s health in the context of their families.

Charles Bruner, Child & Family Policy Center

The definitions of “medical home” and “child health” require practitioners to address social as well as biological determinants of health.

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The NonProfit Voice! A radio interview with Liz and Melissa

Docs for Tots’ Director of Programs, Melissa Passarelli, and Executive Director, Liz Isakson, spoke to Allison Brecher of The Nonprofit Voice!   Listen to their interview . . .
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Long Island ACEs Screening Learning Collaborative – 2018 Highlights

This year Docs for Tots, in partnership with the Center for Youth Wellness, was able to bring together four pediatric practices across Long Island . . .
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Help Me Grow – Long Island — 2018 Highlights

Thanks to your support last year, Docs for Tots was able to bring together early childhood professionals from across Long Island to form Help . . .
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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