International workshop on the future of community child healthcare

Zachi Grossman*, Boaz Porter, Joseph Meyerovitch, Lisa Rubin, Jacob Kuint, Efrat Wechsler, Doron Dushnitzky, Shai Ashkenazi

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Abstract

Increasing numbers of children with developmental, emotional, and psychosocial issues require adaptation of the services provided by pediatricians in the community. An international workshop that took place in Israel on June 3-4, 2019, addressed this need. Local policy makers and international experts discussed the following topics: (1) the future of training in community pediatrics; (2) enhancing the prestige of the community pediatrician; (3) development of management and research skills; (4) academic advancement within community pediatrics; (5) the future content of community pediatric practice; (6) visit length and community pediatricians' reimbursement; (7) developing the collaborative model of care in community pediatrics and (8) integrating child healthcare. The meeting provided a venue to understand the challenges and to formulate recommendations to policymakers. A key target highlighted was the increased exposure of all pediatric residents to community pediatrics. This gained the support of the Chief Executive Officers of all four Health Funds in Israel. This document provides a synopsis of the topics addressed and suggested recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number85
JournalIsrael Journal of Health Policy Research
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Community pediatrics
  • Integrated care
  • Psychosocial morbidity
  • Residency training

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