American Academy of Pediatrics Introductory Video


Unsafe lead levels at child care centers. May 25, 2023 (22 mins.)
More than a hundred child care centers in San Diego County have reported lead levels above state safety standards in drinking water. In other news, nearly 300,000 county residents could get financial help to pay for groceries, but don’t. Plus, we clear up the confusion of what is and will always be the “real” Star Wars Day.
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Community Spotlight segment featuring Dr. Mark Sawyer on the topic of the community need for childhood immunizations. (February 14, 2014)
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News Radio 600 KOGO:  Dr. Pradeep Gidwani’s interview on The Community Connection Radio Show – May 2014 (15 mins.)
Parent/child involvement during the first five years of life to ensure healthy mental, social and physical development and on the HDS services
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News Radio 600 KOGO:  Dr. Pradeep Gidwani’s interview on The Community Connection Radio Show – June 2014 (30 mins.)
First five years of a child’s life are the most critical.
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Community Spotlight segment featuring Dr. Mark Sawyer: Importance of Childhood Vaccinations
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Emerging Infections Webinar – video, presentation slides – Click Here

Immunization: Everything You Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask- An Interactive Webinar for parents with concerns about vaccines – Click Here


Building a Developmental System of Care Puts All Children on Track for Success is a policy brief co-written by ZERO TO THREE and the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3.

The purpose of this brief is to share lessons gleaned over the past ten years from the implementation of Healthy Development Services.  Recommendations included in the brief support the implementation of services within a coordinated system to prevent developmental and behavioral risks from becoming lifelong challenges.  Download PDF.



Measles outbreak fuels exemption debate
by Paul Sisson – UT San Diego, January 17, 2015

Balancing benefits, harm of too much screen time
by Donald Miller – UT San Diego, December 5, 2013

These Clinics Turn the Page on Health Care
by Caroline Dipping (U-T San Diego , October 31, 2013)

Hay que limitar el tiempo que los niños ven televisión
by Irasema Mayoral Liera (Bienestar -Diciembre 2013)

Video Gallery

CATCH 25th Anniversary & Bronn Appreciation

HDS Video 2008

Opting Out of Vaccinations – Mark Sawyer, MD, FAAP and Stuart Cohen, MD, MPH, FAAP “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” (Sunday, April 6, 2014)

How Much is Too Much Screen Time NBC7- featuring Dr. Christine Wood (Feb 21, 2014)

Importance of Reach Out And Read program featured on KUSI – featuring Dr. Marcia Spitzer

How Much Is Too Much Media for Kids? KPBS Interview – Nov 12, 2013

AAP-CA3 Chapter Overview (November 21, 2014)

Importance of reading to children – KUSI with Dr. Spitzer (July 2014)

Dr Patricia Cantrell on UT TV about Childhood Obesity

Too Much Sugar During Halloween and Alternative Solutions

Keeping Kids Healthy with Dr. Spitzer (2013)

Back to School Vaccines – (Labor Day 2013)

Spending Time with Your Kid Keeps Them Healthy


Building an Early Childhood Mental Health System of Care – December 6, 2013

KUSI – Whooping Cough Interview with Dr. Mark Sawyer

San Diego 6 Interview with Dr. Spitzer on encouraging kids to read and Reach Out and Read Program (Mar 6, 2014)

CBS8 –  Reach Out and Read Program