June 20 webinar viewing and discussion: “Addressing Detrimental Effects of Poverty on Children’s Health”

Join us on June 20 in the VCR offices for this important webinar presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics:

Addressing Detrimental Effects of Poverty on Children’s Health
Pediatricians and Anti-Poverty Organizations: Building Bridges

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) recent policy statement on child poverty encourages pediatricians to tackle “poverty-related disorders” through health screenings and interventions as well as address the “toxic effects of poverty” through program and policy advocacy. This is great news for low-income families whose doctors follow AAP’s guidance; it also presents a special opportunity for anti-poverty advocates to partner with AAP and local pediatricians.

Join us in the Vision for Children at Risk offices for this AAP webinar. National webinar participants will hear from prominent AAP voices and from leaders of state and local anti-poverty efforts. On this call you will learn about the different ways AAP and individual pediatricians can address the detrimental effects of poverty on children’s health. You will also hear how local and state anti-poverty leaders are working to build new or stronger alliances with AAP chapters and pediatricians. A brief local discussion will be held following presentation of the national webinar.

When: Monday, June 20 from 1:50  – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Vision for Children at Risk, 2401 N. Grand Blvd., 63106

National Experts on Panel:
Benard P. Dreyer, President, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Professor of Pediatrics at NYU and Director of Pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital, New York

Gena Lewis, MD
Pediatric Attending, UCSF Benioff Children’ Hospital, Oakland

Taifa Smith Butler
Executive Director, Budget and Policy Institute, Georgia

Eva Gladstein
Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services, Philadelphia

Jodie Levin-Epstein, Spotlight on Poverty and CLASP, Washington, DC

Local Discussion Facilitator:
Kenneth Haller, Jr., MD
Pediatrician, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Information and registration: vcr@visionforchildren.org, 314-534-6015