A generation of West Virginia’s kids is drowning in the devastating effects of the drug epidemic. Many have no permanent place to call home, no permanent person to call a parent, and no plan to get back on their feet. They float between government systems that they rely on for care — like schools, or foster care, or child welfare. These systems haven’t adapted to the overwhelming needs caused by the epidemic.
Many of these children have significant, unmet health care needs. Many have suffered significant trauma, have unmanaged chronic illnesses, struggle with developmental disabilities, and rarely have a medical home or intact medical history.
How can we keep these children healthy? Can we improve their ability to thrive?
Fri, September 20, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Marshall University, Harless Auditorium
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV 25701
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Come discuss problems and solutions with our partners– the West Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics– to join a panel of experts from around the state to discuss challenges and solutions to keeping kids healthy in the face of adversity. Attendance is free. Refreshments provided. Registration encouraged.
The West Virginia Kids’ Health Partnership
Organizer of West Virginia Kids’ Health Roundtable- Huntington
The West Virginia Kids’ Health Partnership- a project of WVAHC- was created in 2017 with the mission to build bridges between health care, social supports, and community services, so all of West Virginia’s kids have the opportunity to develop to their healthiest potential.
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