Albany, New York
Englewood, CO, USA
The Woodlands, TX
Apex, North Carolina
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Internal Number: 100281
The Department of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine seeks to hire a physician faculty member to work with the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life Clinic. In addition, this role will hold a dual appointment with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as Medical Director for Strong4Life.
In 2011, Children's launched the Strong4Life movement, a unique model for change designed to improve the health and well-being of Georgia's children. Created specifically for families struggling with health issues related to weight, the Strong4Life Clinic provides a warm and nurturing environment of specialized pediatric-trained team members, including a board-certified obesity medicine pediatrician, a dedicated pediatric psychologist as well as a staff of registered dietitians, exercise physiologists and other wellness experts. Offering both medical and surgical treatment options, our family-centered, motivational approach begins with complete medical assessments of obesity-related illnesses, nutrition, physical activity and mental health support needs.
The focus is on reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity through prevention and treatment initiatives for kids and those that influence their lives. Strong4Life leverages Children's clinical and nutrition expertise and thought leadership with other organizations who are joining in the fight against childhood obesity. Strong4Life impacts kids and families through programs and community partnerships designed to deliver consistent messaging and support that bring about sustainable lifestyle change.
Strong4Life aspires to decrease the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in Georgia through the promotion and encouragement of healthy habits. Our obesity prevention approach addresses key influencers and environments where our kids live, learn and play.
The Strong4Life Physician and Medical Director is expected to:
Location: Center for Advanced Pediatrics, Children's Support Center