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Pediatrics in the Community

The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is the first medical school in decades to be built from the ground up at a top-tier research university. It was created with unprecedented support from local taxpayers. Therefore, our commitment to the people of Austin is to provide modern academic medicine and foster a thriving research environment to meet the needs of the children of Central Texas.

Our goals are to partner with community programs to strengthen their resources through active research and education initiatives.

  • Partner with successful community resources such as the Sustainable Food Center in Austin who educate families about gaining access to nutritious, affordable food.
  • Draw upon success and leadership of currently existing effective programs, such as our physicians working in the CommUnityCare Health Center of East Austin. They have pioneered a program in Austin called Centering Parenting. Groups of babies are cohorted by birthday and seen in groups of 5 to 8 starting at 2 months of age and continuing through 2 years of age. This follows a group called Centering Pregnancy which does the same in the community care setting for pregnant women. This type of innovative program provides true value to the communities we support.