Beyond the Exam Room:

Nearly a century after the birth of American pediatrics as a specialty, the health of children has improved dramatically. Despite advances in vaccination, education and legislative measures to protect maternal and child health, there exist persistent barriers to childrens’ health. Abraham Jacobi, the father of American pediatrics, charged pediatricians to advance the field with broad-reaching, multidisciplinary efforts. More than a century later, what do some of North Carolina’s pediatric advocates have to say?

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