Mid-peninsula Pediatric Advocacy Coalition
In 2016, a group of pediatricians and other health professionals from the Office of Child Health Equity, Fair Oaks Health Center, Gardner Packard Children’s Health Center, Mayview Community Health Center, and Ravenswood Family Health Center created iMPACt: the Mid-peninsula Pediatric Advocacy Coalition, to address the social determinants of health affecting the children and families in this area in a joint, coordinated way. Past coalition projects have focused on family poverty, early education, and mental health. iMPACt also puts together food and educational resource guides for families yearly.
Our Ongoing Work
Pediatric doctors come together to support Black Lives matter and to build clinic-based anti-racism initiative.
2020: Diapers at the Doctor
To provide relief to families experiencing finacial hardships with the COVID-19 pandemic, iMPACt members and partners distributed 45,000+ diapers to local families in the Summer of 2020!
2019: REACH Mental Health Training
The iMPACt group worked to ensure that health professionals were equipped with the tools necessary to provide youth with proper mental health care. There are now 35 REACH-certified primary care providers in the Mid-Peninsula.
2018: Early Childhood Literacy
Talk, Read, Sing is an early childhood initiative to encourage school readiness amongst all our iMPACt clinics. Delivering children's books and other educational materials, the Talk Read Sing program has been an ongoing effort to ensure that families who visit an iMPACt clinic are empowered to engage their children in activities that promote early brain and language development.
2017: Food insecurity
Since 2012, food insecurity has remained a significant concern for children and families in our local community and beyond. Members from the Office of Child Health Equity have engaged in numerous service (e.g., school and library-based summer meal programs, clinic-based screenings and referrals, partnerships with local leaders and organizations), and community-engaged research endeavors to support children and families.