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Alison Evans Cuellar, professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy, was appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's committee on Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Youth through Health Care System Transformation.
“As a national leader in health care systems and research, Dr. Cuellar adds an important voice to this discussion around improving the health and well-being of children,” said PJ Maddox, chair of the Department of Health Administration and Policy.
The committee is tasked to conduct a consensus study to examine promising mechanisms and levers for innovations that can be implemented in the health care system to improve the health and well-being of children and youth.
“Improving health for children and youth is a priority for the country and an important investment in our future, and I’m delighted to be nominated to this committee. The committee is tasked with creating recommendations that reflect the complex nature of children’s health care. Children can receive care in many places–at a pediatrician’s office, in school, at home, and possibly in specialty health care settings, hospitals, or even foster care.”
Currently, Cuellar serves as the Chair Community Preventive Services Task Force. Previously, Cuellar served on a National Academies committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States.
Sponsors for the Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Youth through Health Care System Transformation committee include the Academic Pediatric Association, American Board of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Children’s Hospital Association, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, Health Resources and Services, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.