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Flourishing Families Advocacy Track & Curriculum

Flourishing Families (FF) is an advocacy track and curriculum designed to empower Yale Pediatric Residents with the knowledge and skills to work as physician advocates in the New Haven community and beyond. FF has a particular focus on teaching and addressing structural health inequities and racism.

Residents participate in a broad range of learning and advocacy opportunities including helping families address legal challenges through our Medical-Legal Partnership with The Center for Children’s Advocacy, providing written and oral testimony for the CT General Assembly with mentorship from the American Academy of Pediatrics CT Chapter, teaching health classes to immigrants and refugees in partnership with Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, and writing Op-Eds for local news publications to just to name a few.

FF Track & Curriculum Components:

Dr. Molly Markowitz directs and helped create the FF Track and Curriculum.