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Fatherhood Voices Inform Health Transformation Opportunities
WCAAP members, all fathers, and interested members of the public are invited to a Fatherhood Summit on August 9, 2019, hosted by the Washington State Interagency Fatherhood Council. The keynote address, “A Focus on Fathers in Primary Care Pediatrics,” will be presented by Craig Garfield, MD. Dr. Garfield is a professor at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Social Sciences. He is also the Director of Research, Division of Hospital-Based Medicine and Co-Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
In addition, speakers will share findings from a landmark study on fathers in Washington State and a presentation of new research data from a survey from fathers across Washington. Highlights include the needs of fathers at the time of the birth of their child. The presentations will help pediatric professionals be effective in helping new parents make a meaningful transition into that role. Please join us at the conference in the King County Airport on August 9, from 8-3. Further information and registration can be found at http://wafoi.org/