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ARC Pediatrician Addresses the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

January 3, 2018. Austin Regional Clinic Pediatrician Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, spoke to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on November 29, 2017, at its hearing on border issues.

Dr. Edwards, who practices at ARC Kyle Plum Creek, was asked to talk in her role as a Texas pediatrician familiar with the border and immigrant community, and as past president and current Chapter Chair of the Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) and active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Her comments addressed the health impacts of the immigration policies and how children and families are affected, from the perspective of issues pediatricians see every day.

Dr. Edwards is a longtime member of the AAP and TPS, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the AAP Healthy Active Living for Families Project. In addition, she is a Travis County Medical Society delegate to the Texas Medical Association, and often called on to comment on issues relating to pediatric health on the local, state, and national level.

Dr. Edwards’ comments were included in an article published by Newsweek magazine on immigration policies and their effect on public health.

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