Category: Insights for Change

Circle the Wagons or Stay the Course?

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD “Awaken our inner warrior” and be prepared to “fight, fight, fight.” Those are just some of the poignant thoughts expressed by Dr. Kevin Marks, a pediatric colleague and tireless child health advocate from Eugene, OR, in his recent letter to the journal Pediatrics, […]

Beyond the Moon

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD Are we too constrained in setting goals for promoting children’s optimal healthy development? Current events suggest that perhaps we should abandon caution and be far more ambitious in our targets. For example, Congress is now poised to approve The 21st Century Cures Act, […]

Screening for Social Determinants of Health

By: Paul H. Dworkin, MD It’s important that physicians screen for problems related to the critical social determinants of health. Those are the circumstances in which people live and work, such as food insecurity, housing insecurity, and transportation, that have been shown to have twice the impact on […]