My current focus is to provide information to increase awareness about the nature, course and treatment of Psyhciatric disorders, to strengthen the resolve to seek social justice, Health Equity, identification and elimination of disparities in access and outcomes of health care encounters and disparities in life trajectories of children born in specific Zip Codes. Two major initiatives are being discussed in the CT. Legislature. 1. Childrens Mental/Behavioral Health As aresult of PA 13-178, DCF is developing a childrens behavioral Health plan. The key feature is - There is no Wrong Door to access a variety of Services. Many of us hvae worked for a ocuple of years. The National Physicians Alliance is actievly engaged in the process. I want all of you know 100% of the Legislative Assembly supports this plan. Another Major Initiative is Early Childhood- "Brain development- is most rapid in the first three years of life. What should the people- including us- be doing right now to ensure that our youngest children have every opportunity for excellent health, nutrition, nurturing in the first 1000 days of their life? How can we commit more resources to quality programs that care for inf nats and toddlers? I attended a candidates Forum Organized by the Mx Coalition for Children at DeKoven house, Middletown,CT on Thursday 10 09 14. These two legislative initiatives were #1 and #2 in the booklet published for the occassion. You can get info on PA 13-178 at www.plan4children.org. You can get information about the two concerns I highlighted and two more Juvenile Justice and Family support. Please check all of the great work being done by the Coalition at facebook,com/middlesexchildren, www. middlesexchildren.org, twitter.com/mxchildren. The NPA, National Physician Alliance has also commented on the implementation plan of PA 13-178.
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Please spread the word and let your legislators know you care about issues facing children and families. By teh way the coalition has great bumper stickers.
All for one, one for all.
The world is one family- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam. is an ancient concept of Sanatana Dharma [Hinduism] phrased in Sanskrit connoting that the there is only One Human race- One Human Family.
Velandy Manohar, MD