The Department provides staff support and technical assistance to
national committees, sections, councils, task forces, and work groups
that develop policy statements, clinical and technical reports, and
other resource materials related to child health and wellness. Strategic priorities within the Department include: Early Brain and Child Development; Foster Care; Mental Health; Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight; Bright Futures; Medical Home Implementation; Disaster Preparedness; and Epigenetics (in collaboration with the Department of Subspecialty Pediatrics).