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PCO Webinar—Poverty and Child Health in the United States

webinar (time is EST)

Poverty and Child Health in the United States:
Strategies to Lessen the Stress
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, August 24, at 1:00 PM EDT when James Duffee, MD, MPH, FAAP discusses the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement Poverty and Child Health in the United States. Dr. Duffee, a lead author of the policy statement, will address effective practice strategies for pediatricians to improve care for children in poverty and he will discuss how to implement recommendations from the policy.

Webinar learning objectives include:
Describe the epidemiology of child poverty in the United States and the trends in health disparities among racial and ethnic groups.
Understand the connection between early childhood adversity and lifelong health.
Apply elements of family-centered, trauma-informed care to pediatric practice in low-income communities.
Know how to screen for social determinants of health in primary care.
Identify possible strategies to enhance both prevention and early intervention, including partnering with community agencies in order to ameliorate the lifelong effects of family poverty during early childhood.
To view the webinar on Wednesday, August 24, please click here or use the following url:

James Duffee, MD, MPH, FAAP is a general pediatrician employed by Dayton Children's Hospital with clinical faculty appointments in pediatrics and psychiatry at Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. He currently serves as policy chair of the Executive Committee of the Council on Community Pediatrics of the AAP and is a lead author of "Poverty and Child Health in the United States" published in March 2016. Dr. Duffee is board certified in pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child psychiatry. Dr. Duffee is chair of the Medical Advisory Council for the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps of the Ohio Department of Health. He has served on the executive committee of the Ohio Chapter of the AAP and is past chair of the Ohio AAP Foundation. His work has been recognized by Dayton Children's Medical Center with A Child's Voice advocacy award and by the Academic Pediatric Association with the 2006 Healthcare Delivery Award. Dr. Duffee was designated the Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year in 2008 by the AAP Ohio Chapter. In 2014, the AAP Ohio Chapter recognized him with the William T. Cotton Pediatrician Advocate Award.

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