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Children's of Alabama Focuses on 360 Degree Approach to Adolescent Health
BIRMINGHAM – Children’s of Alabama will host its 10th Annual Adolescent Health Update Conference, organized by Tina Simpson, MD, MPH, on April 8. This year’s theme will be “It Takes a Village.” The conference will be held in the Bradley Lecture Center (Children’s Harbor Building, 1600 6th Ave. S., Birmingham, 35233) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The focus of this conference will be the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach in the care of adolescents in order to build a resilient teen. Featured speaker Pat Paluzzi, CNM, DrPH will discuss the ways in which social factors have significant impacts on the health of adolescents in her presentation, “Youth 360: Where Youth Live, Learn and Play Matter.” Alabama youth have worse health outcomes in teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and childhood obesity than youth in other areas of the country. The Jefferson County Community Roadmap to Health recognized the need to educate the community on ways to increase positive community outreach to lead to better health.

Following this year’s theme, all caregivers are invited to attend, including physicians, nurses, parents and social workers. Registration is now open and the cost to attend is $50, which includes breakfast and lunch. Late registration is $60. Registration ends March 28. For more information and to register, visit For questions contact Adrianne Marbury at 205-638-6970 or

Children’s of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Children’s of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 41 other states and eight foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at