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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 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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Newly Released Report “Raising Smart, Healthy Kids in Every State” is a Must Read!

September 26, 2013 – Partners from multiple early childhood and public health groups from the metropolitan New York area stood together to announce the release of a report Raising Smart, Healthy Kids in Every State – released today. “Quality early …
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Docs for Tots Joins HUNGERCLIFF.ORG to Fight Cuts to Food Stamps

  Docs for Tots is joining the charge against drastic cuts to SNAP, our country’s first line of defense against hunger through the launch of a national online information and action resource, HungerCliff.org. This site is designed to inform Americans …
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Building Bridges New York

Building Bridges New York is part of an important national initiative seeking to create sustainable relationships between the medical home and broader early childhood systems and cultivate leadership in early brain and child development. Vision: to sustainably support Early Brain …
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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