Nutritional Outreach for Children

Nutritional Outreach for Children

PDF of Nutritional Outreach for Children from the December 11, 2014 Conference
“The Business Case for Community Health Workers: Employers & the Affordable Care Act”
Presented by: Dr. Cloutier and Jackie Ortiz-Miller

Michelle M. Cloutier, MD

Michelle M. Cloutier, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Director of the Asthma Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She also leads the Hartford Childhood Wellness Alliance and many community based projects. She received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Wisconsin and completed her pediatric and pediatric pulmonary fellowship training at the University of Florida followed by a Critical Care fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Cloutier has received numerous medical student teaching and pediatric resident teaching awards and has authored more than 115 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of airway epithelial transport, health services research in pediatric asthma and childhood obesity. She reviews manuscripts for more than 15 journals and is on the Editorial Board of the international journal . She is the creator of the evidence based, award winning Easy Breathing Program, a statewide disease management program for pediatricians that has changed medical services utilization rates for children and adults with asthma in Connecticut and the creator of Steps to Growing Up Healthy, an evidence based program that prevents obesity in young children. Her research has been funded by many prestigious private foundations and the State of Connecticut as well as by the National Institutes of Health.

Jacqueline Ortiz Miller

Jacqueline Ortiz Miller is a Community Health Worker Consultant at the Center for Community Research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT. She works on an obesity prevention program called “Steps to Growing up Healthy” and Newman’s Own with Dr. Michelle Cloutier, the director of the Asthma Center at CCMC, and the creator of Steps to Growing up Healthy, evidence based program that prevents obesity in young children. She is currently completing her degree in Human Services at Springfield College, class of 2015. Jacqueline is a current member of the Advisory Council of the Community Health Workers Association of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Public Health Association’s Community Health Worker Section, and in November 2014, was named Chair of the Nominations Committee. She is also a member of the Multi-Cultural Health Network. She is a current Fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation class of 2015. She is also a fellow with Advisory Committee of the Community Health Worker Common Core (C3) Project. This is a National study led by Dr. Lee Rosenthal and Carl H. Rush that is looking at the Scope of Practice and Roles and Skills for CHW workforce. As part of this project, she also co-chairs a CHW Advisory Committee made up of CHW’s from across various states. She is also a member of the New England Coalition of Community Health Workers. Jacqueline has been a Community Health Worker for 5 years. She is very passionate about her community, its challenges, and strives towards bridging the gaps to health within her community as a public health worker. With respect to her workforce, she advocates to bring awareness of the value and integrity of the CHW workforce. Jacqueline enjoys her work, and is guided by a quote from Pablo Picasso that says “.”

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