4 Regional Pediatric Health Forums Will Be Held March 3-6

Encouraging Local Families To Have Voice In Children's Health

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley will host four regional Pediatric Health Forums.  These open meetings will invite the public to comment on personal experience with local health services for children in the Tennessee Valley (Southeast Tennessee, North Alabama, North Georgia and South Western North Carolina).

The first week of March will be the Tennessee Valley Pediatric Health Week.  PHIC-TV will have four public listening forums in Alton Park, East Side, Dalton and Hixson.  These will be meetings driven by the attendees.  The focus will be perceived barriers to good health, areas of local health success and elements for future needs. 

The Alton Park Forum will be at the Bethlehem Center on Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m.  The Dalton, Georgia forum will be at the Mack Gaston Community Center on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m.  The East Side and East Lake forum will be held at East Side Elementary School on Thursday, March 6, at 4 p.m.  And, the Hixson forum will be held at DuPont Elementary School on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend any of the forums.  Forums will not be limited to the immediate neighborhood community.

The purpose of the forums is to reach out to all families, especially those who utilize a significant amount of pediatric health resources.  Those at the forum will listen to the individual triumph, success, challenges, barriers and dreams for the future as families look to local pediatric delivery of care.  They will also hear the community’s view of barriers to good public health in general.

The Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition of the Tennessee Valley is an organization that is working to improve the health of all children in our region.  This organization is dedicated to breaking down barriers to children to effective and innovative healthcare.  For more information visit healthychattanoogakids.blogspot.com or following on Twitter @PHIC_TV.


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