Leong Centre Rounds, Presenter: Dr. Sloane Freeman
Title: School-Based Health Care: The Model Schools Pediatric Health Initiative
Bio: A pediatrician in St. Michael's Hospital’s Inner City Health Program, Dr. Sloane Freeman has dedicated her career to groundbreaking work and research bringing school-based health care to under-served communities. Dr. Freeman is the founder and lead for the Model Schools Pediatric Initiative, an innovative program to bring developmental and mental-health care to over 50 inner-city schools. Developed in partnership with the Toronto District School Board, the initiative is the first program of its kind in Canada. Dr. Freeman is a scientist with MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, and an assistant professor in the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.