2013 Everychild Symposium

2013 Everychild Symposium

The Everychild Foundation Public Policy Committee’s Inaugural Symposium
State of Our Children: LA 2013

On January 23d, 2013 the Everychild Foundation’s Public Policy Committee was proud to host its inaugural children’s policy symposium. Over 130 attendees gathered at the RAND Corporation’s conference facilities to participate in a dialogue around critical local children’s policy issues in need of solutions. The speakers were charged with:

a) defining areas of greatest concern facing LA’s children ages 0-5 and children and youth in the areas of health, (broadly defined within a community context), public education, and child welfare; and

b) suggesting specific areas of action to improve life outcomes.

Please click on the links below to learn more:

Agenda and Speaker Bios

Summaries* of Speaker Presentations

Opening:  Dr. Jonathan Fielding (summary notes)

Panel Presentations:

Kim Belshe  (notes)

Monica Garcia (notes)

Andrew Bridge (notes)

Closing Speaker: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Summary/Call to Action: Denise McCain-Tharnstrom

*Summaries are drawn from volunteer notes and represent the individual note-taker’s good faith efforts to summarize the remarks. Use of the summaries as a source for a speaker’s comments is not authorized. Please contact the individual speaker for quotes or to attribute statements to him/her arising out of this event.

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  1. kimberly West MD,MPH August 27, 2013 at 3:05 am

    I am very interested in speaking with the new public policy committee to explore opportunities for collaboration between the Every Child Foundation and the Adolescent Health division of the Maternal Child and Adolescent Program in the Department of Public Health.
    We are interested in exploring ways to support policies to promote health equity amongst adolescents and their families. We are particularly interested in exploring some of the social determinants of health inequity such as poverty, inadequate education, incarceration, racism, etc.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    Kimberly J. West MD, MPH
    Adolescent Health Program
    Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program
    Department of Public Health
    600 South Commonwealth Ave, suite 800
    Los Angeles, CA 90005

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