JP Licks is donating part of the proceeds to the “Protecting Newborns agains HIV in Russia”, a program currently underway in Siberia, endorsed by Partners in Health.
Partners in Health is a global leader in development of global health care. “Global health is key to global order and security” (“Better Health for poor women and children will strengthen global security”, The Hill, July 26, 2016, written by Partners in Health CEO, Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Gary L. Gottlieb)….
This blog discusses the social determinants of health (SDH) in the context of recent challenges at the McKinley Elementary School in Boston.
We live in an exciting time of great scientific discoveries that have finally reached clinical practice and key public health stakeholders This year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) within the office of Public Health Genomics is undergoing a new round of reviews and analyses of its programs by stakeholders.
Child psychiatrists are actively trying to translate new knowledge into action….
Finding Help. Finding Hope.
This is about our children—so often overlooked or underfunded in healthcare budgets, a bright and hopeful moment that deserves notice. It also serves to remind us of how much work remains. In our nation there are 75 million children and teens. Every year, one out of every five children requires professional psychiatric attention.
On May 5th, “The Heroes of Hope” (clinicians, educators, parents, youth law reinforcement officials) united in Washington DC to turn up the volume on the national dialogue about children’s mental health….
As a physician working primarily with children for more than two decades, I fully understand that children’s health is more than just a medical issue. I feel privileged to be a doctor and, at the same time, I feel a deep sense of responsibility to work towards making a better health care system for this vulnerable part of our population.
There is drastic shortage of child psychiatrists for our nation’s 75 million children and teens. Currently there are only 8,300 child psychiatrists nationwide, some 30,000 short of what is needed. In Massachusetts, waits of four to six weeks for a child psychiatry appointment are common, and several community mental health centers report three month waits.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has worked hard to make the government aware of the crisis of limited access to child psychiatrists. I was inspired by AACAP’s legislative program to get involved in persuading policymakers to address the shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists.
In the spirit of doing my part to address the crisis in access, I have also signed up to volunteer with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics to provide free care to homeless women and chidren in greater Boston area and I have created my website as a place where stakeholders can interact and come together on behalf of our children.
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