Message from the Public Health Officer
Clinicians are well aware of the relationship between childhood experiences and life-long health. Adverse or traumatic events predict risk for chronic disease, mental illness and substance use across the life course. The medical community responded swiftly against immigration policies that separate families, including the AMA, the National Academies of Sciences, and local physician groups. More than ever, clinicians are called upon to apply science, compassion and courage in our advocacy for our patients and the community we serve.