Healthier Kids Foundation is hosting its 4th Annual Symposium on the Status of Children’s Health on Thursday, May 29th from 8:30am to Noon at Cadence Design Systems in San Jose. Emphasizing the importance of engaging in “Healthier Earlier” strategies, this year’s Symposium will focus on accessing preventive health services in an effort to create healthier children at an earlier age.
The Symposium’s keynote speaker is Douglas Jutte, M.D., M.P.H., pediatrician and professor and population health researcher at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. Dr. Jutte teaches in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and serves as associate director of the master's degree in Health & Medical Sciences. He has been a leader in the nationwide Federal Reserve System's Healthy Communities Initiative that aims to increase the positive impact of community development and public health by better integrating the work of these two sectors, and he is the Executive Director of the newly formed National Partnership for Community Development & Health. Dr. Jutte will be speaking on the topic of health care does not equate to healthy.
Other topics to be presented during this year’s Symposium are the importance of developing and integrating healthy lifestyles among low-income children and their families and the impact of engaging in dental and vision screening among preschoolers and early readers to facilitate a jump on early learning.