Since 2005, CPTI has supported pediatricians to become leaders who address child health issues with a community perspective and advocate for positive, lasting change. We have worked with about 100 pediatric residency programs through our various grant programs.
We believe that all pediatric residency graduates should be equipped with the skills necessary to engage in evidence-based community health activities and effective collaborations with community-based organizations to achieve optimal well-being for children. As trusted voices in the public arena, pediatricians can communicate the issues children are facing; mobilize families, doctors and other health professionals to be a voice for children; and make positive changes that impact the health and well-being of children in their communities.
CPTI works in many ways to develop pediatrician champions for community health and advocacy. We advance the field of community pediatrics by supporting:
- Resident engagement in the community to provide a perspective of health needs beyond the hospital setting
- Partnerships with community-based organizations to promote health at the local level
- Faculty development to build a network of leaders who will effectively train the next generation of physicians to be effective child health advocates
- Collaboration among residency programs to influence child health and policies on a broader level
CPTI Leadership Team
Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP
CPTI Director, Oregon Health and Science University
Jeffrey Kaczorowski, MD, FAAP
University of Rochester
Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, FAAP
Katie Plax, MD, FAAP
Jeanine Donnelly, MPH
CPTI Manager, American Academy of Pediatrics
For more information
Contact CPTI via email or call 800-433-9016 x6397 to learn more about how we can support your efforts in strengthening community health and advocacy training.