Bernstein Lecture: Community Health (Weissman) - September 16, 2015
The Diane and Norman Bernstein Professorship in Community Pediatrics - Improving Community Health: Going Upstream
Mark Weissman, MD Vice President
, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric HealthDivision Chief
, General Pediatrics and Community Health, Children’s National
Increasing evidence suggests that the cumulative effect of “adverse childhood events” (ACE’s) and ongoing “toxic stress” can have permanent impact not just on a child’s mental health- but on overall lifetime health and well-being for individuals and communities. To transform community health outcomes, broader community partnerships are needed to identify and pro-actively address these social determinants of health.
We will describe early efforts of Children’s National, the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health and other community partners to collaboratively go “upstream” to improve health outcomes for our children and our community.
About the Expert
Vice President, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health
Vice President & Executive Director, CNHN
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics & Community Health