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It’s back to school time! Many youth are still in need of the required immunizations in order to start the school year. Dr. Lee Beers offers her expertise on the importance of kids receiving their proper immunizations.

Dr. Lee Ann Savio-Beers is the Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs within Children’s National Health System’s Child Health Advocacy Institute and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health. She directs the DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care, a public-private coalition that serves as a catalyst to elevate the standard of mental health care for every young person in the city by increasing provider capacity and achieving systemic policy change, and the DC Mental Health Access in Pediatrics program, a model Child Psychiatry Access Program. She is the co-director of the Early Childhood Innovation Network, a transformative partnership between Children’s National and Georgetown. She was formerly the Director of the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-disciplinary program for adolescent parents and their children at Children’s National.

Dr. Beers also has held numerous leadership positions in the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is the immediate past president of the DC chapter.

She earned her Medical Degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.

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