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Healthier, Happy Lives Blog | June 2022

'Do’s and Don’ts During the Infant Formula Shortage' | May 2022

'How Parents Should Handle the Baby Formula Shortage, According to Pediatricians'

“It’s not fair that families have to be even worried about this on top of being a new parent,” says Dr. Shweta S. Namjoshi, medical director of intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition support at Stanford Children’s Health. “It’s unacceptable.” 

Stanford Daily | November 2021

'Stanford pediatricians launch Office of Child Health Equity to improve childcare support and health access'

(Photo: NIKOLAS LIEPINS/The Stanford Daily)

U.S. News & World Report | November 2021

'Ending the Costly Inequities in Pediatric Health Care'

“Dr. Lisa Chamberlain, professor of pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine and director of the office of child health equity at Stanford Children's Health, agrees that educational outreach and creative engagement that meet patients where they are is critical to improving pediatric health inequities. For example, at Stanford Children's that has meant partnering "with our department of public health to put on a huge town hall webinar leveraging our infectious disease expertise from the children's hospital," she said.”

U.S. News & World Report | November 2021

'U.S. News Live Presents - Webinar: Overcoming the Costly Inequities in Pediatric Healthcare'

Dr. Lisa Chamberlain joins a panel to speak about the importance of community engagement and education in order to address the needs of the underserved pediatric population.

Stanford Report | October 2021

'Stanford Medicine launches Office of Child Health Equity'

Pediatrician Lisa Chamberlain will lead a new office that promotes pediatric health equity via research, community engagement and health policy.

Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health | Sept 2021

‘5 Questions with Dr. Lisa Chamberlain on migrant health beyond the border'

Dr. Lisa Chamberlain spoke on the expandede efforts that FATB has led to meet the needs of asylum seekers in Tijuana. 

Stanford Department of Pediatrics | June 25, 2021

‘The 2021 Pediatric Awards Day'

Dr. Baraka Floyd, a clinical professor with the Office of Child Health Equity; Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, professor of pediatrics; and Melanie Ramirez, program manager, were recognized at the 2021 Pediatric Awards Day. Melanie received the Innovation Award, recognizing her novel and creative ideas and actions that have improved the Department’s impact in child-health advocacy and anti-racism, breaking down siloes to promote health justice and to advance the health of children in our community. Dr. Floyd received the Fernando Mendoza DRIVE Award, recognizing her singular contributions to advocacy and leadership that advances child health equity across the Department and the community. Dr. Halpern-Felsher received the Clinical Science Research Award, recognizing her contributions to and leadership in reserach on youth risk behaviors.

The Almanac | June 1, 2021

‘Figuring out how to feed kids when they're not in school'

Drs. Lisa Chamberlain and Janine Bruce highlighted the incredible work of community partners including East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program in addressing food insecurity during remote learning.  

Center for Innovation in Global Health | October 2020

‘Global Health Newsletter'

Families at the Border (FATB) was featured on the monthly Global Health Newsletter, highlighting the group's efforts to support clinical needs in high-risk communities near the border. 

Healthier, Happy Lives Blog | August 12, 2020

‘Stanford Community Confronts Food Insecurity'

The Pediatric Advocacy Team was featured in an article discussing ongoing efforts to address food insecurity in the Stanford community.

Mercury News | June 21, 2020

‘Street Medics’ provide emergency care and compassion at protests

Stanford Pediatrics resident, Dr. Kamaal Jones, joined a cohort of medical professionals to provide crucial medical assitance to protestors in the Bay Area. Sharing his own experiences confronting racism, Dr. Jones also voiced his dedication to bridging anti-racism in the medical field. 

Stanford Daily | June 5, 2020

Stanford Medicine affiliates kneel in protest of police brutality, anti-Black racism

The Stanford Medicine community rallied against police brutality and anti-Black racism on Thursday afternoon, joining the many protests taking place locally and nationwide after the death of George Floyd on May 25. 

ABC7 News | April 14, 2020

Coronavirus kindness: South Bay nonprofit collecting baby formula for families in need

Dr. Baraka Floyd is an outpatient general pediatrician at Stanford Children's Hospital. Her focus is serving the mid-Peninsula's low-income population."For low-income families, being able to afford formula at all can be challenging....

ABC News | September 11, 2019

"Sugar Tax" on sweet treats could slim waistlines: Study Featuring Dr. Lisa Chamberlain

A new study suggests that taxing sweets could have an impact on weight loss.


Kron 4 News | September 16, 2019

Stanford doctors, medical students encouraging legislation to stop gun violence