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June 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
Boston University Medical Center expanded the Reach Out and Read program, which trains pediatric providers in counseling parents about reading to their children and provides practitioners with books to give them at well-child visits.
February 1, 2002 | Program Results Report
Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) began as a program funded by the RWJF designed to encourage pediatricians to work locally to improve access to health care for children.
May 1, 2002 | Program Results Report
The American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Ill., developed and oversaw the Firearm Injury Prevention Training Project to provide pediatricians with the skills and the resources necessary to reduce firearm injuries and deaths among children.
September 1, 2002 | Program Results Report
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth co-sponsored a conference to promote collaboration between frontline pediatricians and community foundations in generating community-based child health initiatives.
March 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Underrepresented minority pediatricians continue to disproportionately care for minority and poor children in the United States, according to this longitudinal assessment. This underlines the need for policies and programs which encourage minority college students to become pediatricians.
February 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This study used an existing survey to assess whether pediatricians were using BMI percentiles to manage (i.e., to screen for and treat) obesity. The study revealed underlying beliefs that pediatricians hold about their own capabilities for addressing childhood obesity.
November 5, 2006 | Story
"The Clinical Scholars Program provided me with a rigorous background in research methodology that was crucial," says Flores.
February 7, 2007 | Story
By the end of his tenure as Clinical Scholar in 1995, Thompson was "hooked" on using his medical background to address the broader systems issues in health care
July 15, 2009 | Story
"I owe an enormous amount of my success to the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, both the Clinical Scholars Program and the Generalist Faculty Scholars Program," said Christakis.
February 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Research on health literacy and child health outcomes is in its infancy, but evidence suggests improving health literacy should be part of any framework to improve children's health. Four specific interventions are recommended for evaluation.