Items Tagged ‘policy’

How this pediatrician is working to protect the health of incarcerated kids

March 12, 2018

How this pediatrician is working to protect the health of incarcerated kids

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Los Angeles County has the largest juvenile justice system in the nation, consisting of more than 8,000 minors detained in juvenile halls and probation camps each year. With many adolescents facing imprisonment at a young age, Dr. Elizabeth Barnert has made it her mission to understand the impact of juvenile incarceration on youths and how […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, child psychiatry, children with disabilities, dr. elizabeth barnert, incarceration, juvenile incarceration, legislation, minors, pediatrics, policy, public health, public policy


Pediatricians and public health professionals must collaborate for the greater good

January 22, 2018

Pediatricians and public health professionals must collaborate for the greater good

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, was first exposed publicly when pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha held a news conference addressing the alarming levels of lead she and her colleagues were seeing in patients’ blood. The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) worked together to recognize the link between the […]

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Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, children, dr. alice kuo, pediatrician, Pediatricians, pediatrics, policy, public health