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What We Do

Docs for Tots fosters connections between young children’s doctors, policymakers, early childhood practitioners, and other stakeholders. We take a two-pronged approach to improving children’s health and chances of success, simultaneously promoting: 1) Policy innovation; and 2) Practice transformation.

POLICY INNOVATION

To create comprehensive systems that support children’s healthy development, Docs for Tots:

  • Brings doctor’s expertise to the early childhood policy arena
  • Builds a network of doctors to support policy improvements
  • Educates the public, policy makers and others about the importance of investments in early childhood

PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION

To ensure that doctors and other professionals who work with young children have all the tools they need to allow children to thrive, Docs for Tots:

  • Develops and shares information to improve medical practice for the youngest children
  • Connects doctors to community early childhood resources
  • Creates and shares essential resources for medical educators
  • Provides technical assistance to professionals across multiple disciplines who work with young children

Latest News

NY Acts Team releases report on promoting child development across New York during the pandemic

The NY Acts project, a Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded project led by Docs for Tots, worked to increase the capacity to coordinate statewide . . .
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HMG-LI Year 2 Report Webinar Summary

On June 17th Help Me Grow-Long Island hosted a webinar presenting our second annual report “Help Me Grow Long Island: Meeting family needs during . . .
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HMG-LI Grows to Meet Family Needs During COVID and Beyond

2nd Annual ReportReleased May 10, 2021 Help Me Grow – Long Island Rises to COVID Challenge: Doubles Number of At-risk Infants, Toddlers, Families Aided in . . .
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Quality early childhood education settings have great potential to transform our nation’s health.

Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP