Disruptions to health care, education and community life due to the pandemic have been devastating for the health and development of our nation’s children. After decades of improvement, compliance with recommended well-child pediatric visits has plummeted. The webinar will review how missed or delayed screenings, diagnoses or treatments can have impacts reaching into adulthood. In addition, it will explore how the pandemic has exposed the most critical issues affecting the health care of our children, including disparities in access, gaps in social and emotional health supports, insufficient behavioral health capacity, and other challenges that link to higher risks of adverse childhood experiences that can have lasting effects. The session will address the actions needed in the decade ahead to address these issues and the strategies we must establish now to put children, particularly our most vulnerable children, on track to reach their fullest potential.
Date and Time
Wednesday May 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET