Children’s of Alabama Brings ‘The Future of Children’ Lecture to Alabama

Membership Spotlight

Business Council of Alabama member Children’s of Alabama is teaming with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., to present The Future of Children lecture to Alabama on July 9 in Birmingham.

The Future of Children is a collaboration between Princeton-Brookings. The project includes published journals and briefs on topics such as income policy, family issues, and education and health, with children’s policy as the unifying element, according to a release.

The July 9 lectures on promoting child health are titled “How Healthy Are Children” by presenter Nancy Reichman, M.D., and “Nutrition Programs and Child Health” by presenter James Ziliak, Ph.D. The program will include a nutrition program panel.

The three-hour presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Bradley Lecture Center in the Children’s Harbor building. Registration information has not been released.

According to its website, the mission of the Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for sick and injured children. Children’s of Alabama consistently ranks among the best health provider in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s last year had more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits from residents of every

Alabama county, 42 other states, and 10 foreign counties.

Children’s offers inpatient, outpatient, and diagnostic services. Primary care is offered at sites in the Birmingham area, Shelby County, Huntsville, and Montgomery.

 – Dana Beyerle