Established in 1988 to provide comprehensive services to HIV-infected children, the Division of Community Pediatrics consists of a staff of over 40 professionals, organized into multi-disciplinary teams engaged in the provision of health care and support services to children and families living with HIV/AIDS, as well as children, adolescents and families in community settings experiencing problems with substance abuse, violence, and adolescent pregnancy.
The division is also engaged in health services research and public policy initiatives in the areas of managed care and its impact on families and children in special health care needs. The division provides program planning, evaluation and technical assistance to community-based organizations through our evaluation section.
Collaboration and linkage are the division's guiding principles. Critical goals include coordination of existing service systems for children and adolescents and development of new or expansion of existing services for children and adolescents.