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The Children’s Specialty Care Coalition (CSCC) hosted a virtual legislative briefing on the recently released commissioned report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine titled, The Future Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Workforce: Meeting the Needs of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. The briefing introduced the report’s key findings and policy recommendations, highlighted the experience of physician experts in California on the challenges of physician recruitment and retention, provided insight into families’ experiences accessing care, and introduced what policymakers can do to drive change.

Additional resources that were shared during the briefing:


Briefing Recording


Assemblymember Akilah Weber, MD

Akilah Weber, MD

California State Assemblymember (D-La Mesa)

Erin Kelly, CSCC

Erin Kelly

Executive Director, Children’s Specialty Care Coalition

Sherin Devaskar, MD

Sherin Devaskar, MD

Executive Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA; Physician-in-Chief, Mattel Children's Hospital; Assistant Vice Chancellor of Children's Health, UCLA Health; Executive Director of the UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute

Carlos Lerner, MD

Carlos Lerner, MD

President, CSCC; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, UCLA; Jack H. Skirball Chair in Pediatrics, Vice Chief of Staff, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center; Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Jenny McLelland, Parent Advocate

Jenny McLelland

Parent Advocate

John Moura, MD

John Moua, MD

Chief of Pediatrics, UCSF Fresno; Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF; Associate Center Director, Cystic Fibrosis Program, UCSF Fresno; Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

James Stein, MD

James Stein, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Ford Theodore Miller Murphy Chair in Surgical Oncology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Professor of Clinical Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Craig Swanson, MD

Craig Swanson, MD

Medical Director of Children's Services, Sutter Medical Center