Dr. Isakson addresses New York State Legislature

On February 13, 2023, Dr. Elizabeth Isakson, Docs for Tots Executive Director, testified at the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Human Services, seeking renewed state support for the expansion of Help Me Grow in New York State.

As a primary prevention tool Help Me Grow is a nationally recognized, evidenced-based model that improves outcomes and reduces disparities in early developmental health. Docs for Tots is the organizing entity for Help Me Grow Long Island and is coordinating the expansion Help Me Grow in existing and potential new Help Me Grow systems in New York State.

Watch her testimony here.

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