Transforming Pediatrics to Support Population Health

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Robert W. Seifert, MPA
Commonwealth Medicine
Hilary Deignan, JD, MEd
Commonwealth Medicine
Lisa Honigfeld, PhD
Child Health and Development Institute
Eminet Gurganus, MPH
Child Health and Development Institute

The evidence is clear: When children and families receive adequate health care services, the whole of society benefits. But achieving long-term population health equity won’t be simple. It will require the transformation of pediatric primary care, and the support and participation of all payers and regulators. This policy brief, co-authored by Robert Seifert, MPA, and Hilary Deignan, JD, MEd, describes how redesigning pediatric primary care will deliver benefits to children, families, and our communities at-large. And it explains why it is important for all insurers to participate, and how innovative new policies can help make it happen.