Welcome

Image: Jeffrey L. Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Jeffrey L. Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief

Welcome to the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics. Community Pediatrics is the extension of General Pediatrics that assumes responsibility for the health and well-being of all children in a community through the integration of medical care and public health, particularly for children with special needs. Our pediatricians care for children and their families in practices and venues throughout Jacksonville and are involved with the development of systems-of-care that leverage the assets and resources of the entire community to meet the holistic needs of children and families. Community pediatricians provide a comprehensive approach to caring for marginalized communities of children through the provision of clinical services, child advocacy and the generation of public policy.

Many of the division faculty members work with the Duval County Health Department in facilities throughout the community. This practice network uses a Medical Home model and the American Academy of Pediatrics standards of care to ensure the highest quality of pediatric services.

Through its integration with the Health Department and multiple community partners, it is able to provide service, training and research opportunities in clinical pediatrics, as well as population health, child advocacy, children's rights, health promotion and disease prevention, injury prevention, evidence-based medicine and health care quality. The division has recognized the priority of developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills related to understanding and dealing with the interplay among social, economic, political, cultural and environmental determinants and child health outcomes.

Pediatric residents have the opportunity to work in community-based practice sites with the support of the faculty, community members and organizations. The division's initiatives in health, policy development and research provide residents with support and resources to develop skills that go beyond clinical medicine. These skills are invaluable for the practice of community or subspecialty pediatrics and for those interested in launching an academic career.

The division's specialty programs in transition, foster care, palliative and hospice care, cleft lip and palate, health care for homeless children and pediatric rehabilitation provide residents with opportunities to understand and contribute to the evolution of Community and Societal Pediatrics and the evolving roles pediatricians will play in the future.

We look forward to your interest in our division and are available to answer any questions you may have.

Jeffrey L. Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics; Program Director, Community and Societal Pediatrics Fellowship

News & Announcements

The healing power of Arts in Medicine

8/21/2014

It’s the initially resistant patients who often benefit the most from UF Health Jacksonville’s Arts in Medicine program. A... [full story]

Immunizations key to healthy school year

8/15/2014

School is back in session, and that means it’s time to make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. Florida requir... [full story]

The world of neonatology: Garrison talks about his NICU experiences

5/2/2014

The sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” amidst a sea of caps and gowns signify major milestones in a young person’s lif... [full story]

Tree of Life Celebration honors organ donors

4/28/2014

Born with health troubles her body couldn’t overcome, tiny Olivia Miller lived less than a month. But she left a priceless gift f... [full story]

Upcoming Events

Oct 25

Fall Family Festival 2014

From 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Oct 25

Fall Family Festival 2014

From 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Nov 12

CARD - Girls' Circle Support Group

From 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM

Nov 19