California’s newly appointed Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, made The Villages the second stop on her statewide listening tour. Dr. Harris visited The Children’s Clinic and engaged the local community in a panel session in the Social Hall alongside Dr. Elisa Nicholas.
“As California’s first Surgeon General, one of my top priorities is to raise awareness that Adverse Childhood Experiences, like emotional abuse or witnessing domestic violence, can increase the risk of major health problems like asthma, diabetes and heart disease. But adversity is not destiny,” Dr. Harris said. “The science is clear: early intervention improves outcomes.”
More information about Dr. Harris’s listening tour is available here.