Oregon Pediatric Society
The Oregon Pediatric Society (OPS) is the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our members are committed to improving the health and well being of all Oregon children. We carry out our health equity mission through policy advocacy, quality improvement programs that support practice change, and educating providers and systems who serve children.
Children at the Border
The Oregon Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly assert that immigrant families at the southern U.S. border should remain together and kept out of detention facilities, which have been shown to have a severe effect on the physical and emotional well-being of children. Despite the Executive Order, there is still critical work to be done in reuniting separated children with their parents, supporting unaccompanied minors, and passing new immigration legislation. We sincerely appreciate Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley for his leadership, and bringing attention to the tragedy at immigrant detention centers for children.
Thank you to all who attended our annual CME Conference and Member Meeting this past spring!
Held at the South Waterfront, the focus was on adolescent health with speakers from NIMH, UCSF and Seattle Children's. We also heard from an incredible youth panel who shared their perspective on the challenges they face when navigating our health systems, and offered suggestions for ways to do things differently. The Bridging Voices youth chorus brought us their amazing musical and spoken word artistry. We hope you can join us next year for another dynamic conference.
April 13, 2019
Building Resiliency & Social Influences on Health