Serving the Underserved SIG
The Serving the Underserved (SUS) SIG is dedicated to improving the health care of high-risk pediatric populations such as children who are economically disadvantaged, uninsured, underinsured, homeless and face barriers to accessing quality health care. SUS focuses on clinical practice, education, research and advocacy that further this cause.
All are welcome to attend and participate in a combined Child Abuse and Serving the Underserved Special Interest Groups meeting at the 2013 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Washington, DC. We have partnered with the Serving the Underserved SIG for a session which intersects both SIGs entitled "Human Trafficking, Immigration and the Common Challenges to Healthcare Delivery".
We have a great lineup of speakers to address the health issues of human trafficking and the child maltreatment implications (Jordan Greenbaum, Atlanta, GA); immigration and the importance of healthcare systems to be equipped to address the unique health needs and to recognize the risks of human trafficking in this population (Fernando Mendoza, Stanford, CA); and the state and national policy implications to protect these vulnerable populations (Cristina Meneses, Senior Staff Attorney at the Network for Public Health Law, Baltimore, MD).
When: Sunday, May 5th, from 12:00noon- 3:00pm
Where: Washington Convention Center Room 152 B
Come to learn more about these pediatric issues that have become key topics in child protection, public health and health policy discussions. We look forward to seeing you in DC!
Child Abuse SIG Co-Chairs:
Serving the Underserved SIG Co-Chairs:
Links to other organizations
- American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Workforce
- American Academy of Pediatrics Community Pediatrics
- Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
- Doctors for Change
- Docs for Tots
- REACH: Residents for Equality: Advocacy in Child Health
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Steven Federico, MD
990 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 602-8966
Arvin Garg, MD, MPH
Vose Hall 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 414-3817