About This Event
Neighborhoods matter to children’s health. There are thousands of mission-driven organizations nationally working to reduce poverty and improve neighborhoods. And hundreds of billions of dollars are invested every year to revitalize communities where the highest-risk patients live, with or without the insights of health experts.
There is an important opportunity to place pediatricians and children's hospitals at the table working beside community developers to support low-income neighborhoods by ensuring the greatest impact for their investments in improving children’s lives.
This session will provide an overview of the organizations, policies, and funding mechanisms that comprise the community development sector. It will also suggest recommendations for how pediatricians can educate and raise awareness of the importance of neighborhood investments for child health. This includes engaging and advising community development leaders and organizations, advocating for supportive policies and best practices, and carrying out meaningful research.
- Discover a national network of mission-driven organizations, policies, and billions of dollars in financing all aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods where our highest-risk children live.
- Explore opportunities to maximize the impact of neighborhood investments for improving the lives of children and families.
- Identify ways for pediatricians to advise and collaborate to ensure healthier, opportunity-rich communities for all children.