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Elliott Attisha

SSW CE Instructor

Elliott Attisha

Elliot Attisha, DO, FAAP completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and then worked as a pediatrician in Suburban Detroit for 9 years. In September of 2010, he joined Henry Ford Health System’s School-Based and Community Health Program (SBCHP). The program operates 7 School-Based Health Centers (SBHC), each playing an integral role in alleviating barriers to health care for Detroit’s children. Soon after, he was invited to become the medical director of a newly acquired pediatric mobile clinic, which complements Henry Ford’s SBCHs, bringing pediatric services to additional underserved Detroit schools. A second mobile clinic was added in October of 2013. Dr. Attisha has a large interest in asthma and completed an asthma champion training course in hopes of addressing some of the current disparities. Some of his additional roles include Executive Committee member on AAP’s Council on School Health and Board Chair for the School Community Health Alliance of Michigan. Dr. Attisha also served on the Michigan School Nurse Task Force, working to bring attention to the importance of school nurses and more importantly to improve Michigan’s School Nurse to student ratio, currently worst in the nation. Most recently he served as part of the Chronic Absenteeism Working Group, convened by the National Collaborative on Education and Health and tasked with identifying and disseminating interventions that address health related causes of chronic absenteeism. Dr. Attisha’s work at both State and National levels has allowed him to advocate on behalf of some of the countries most underserved children.

Education

Year Degree   School
1997 DO Osteopathy Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
1992 BA University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI

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