Pediatric Advocacy Program

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INTRODUCTION: The overarching goal of the Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy Rotation is to create a cadre of pediatric physicians who understand the complex interaction of environmental, socioeconomic and political factors which affect children’s health and enable these pediatricians with the knowledge, skills and analytical capabilities to serve as pediatric advocates to improve children’s health throughout their career.

During the rotation the resident will participate in a variety of clinical and community experiences to learn about these specific goals:

  1. How to provide clinical care for children from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds and how families access the health care system
  2. County and community organizations serving the needs of children from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  3. Social determinants of health, health inequities, and environmental health
  4. How pediatricians can be advocates to improve health in their communities

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