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Jeffrey L. Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief

Welcome to the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics. Community Pediatrics is the extension of General Pediatrics that assumes responsibility for the health and well-being of all children in a community through the integration of medical care and public health, particularly for children with special needs. Our pediatricians care for children and their families in practices and venues throughout Jacksonville and are involved with the development of systems-of-care that leverage the assets and resources of the entire community to meet the holistic needs of children and families. Community pediatricians provide a comprehensive approach to caring for marginalized communities of children through the provision of clinical services, child advocacy and the generation of public policy.

Many of the division faculty members work with the Duval County Health Department in facilities throughout the community. This practice network uses a Medical Home model and the American Academy of Pediatrics standards of care to ensure the highest quality of pediatric services.

Through its integration with the Health Department and multiple community partners, it is able to provide service, training and research opportunities in clinical pediatrics, as well as population health, child advocacy, children's rights, health promotion and disease prevention, injury prevention, evidence-based medicine and health care quality. The division has recognized the priority of developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills related to understanding and dealing with the interplay among social, economic, political, cultural and environmental determinants and child health outcomes.

Pediatric residents have the opportunity to work in community-based practice sites with the support of the faculty, community members and organizations. The division's initiatives in health, policy development and research provide residents with support and resources to develop skills that go beyond clinical medicine. These skills are invaluable for the practice of community or subspecialty pediatrics and for those interested in launching an academic career.

The division's specialty programs in transition, foster care, palliative and hospice care, cleft lip and palate, health care for homeless children and pediatric rehabilitation provide residents with opportunities to understand and contribute to the evolution of Community and Societal Pediatrics and the evolving roles pediatricians will play in the future.

We look forward to your interest in our division and are available to answer any questions you may have.

Jeffrey L. Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics; Program Director, Community and Societal Pediatrics Fellowship

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