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Mi Mejor Amigo es una Jirafa

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This children's book was published (in Spanish) in May 2019. Dylan tiene un mejor amigo llamado Druzy, una Jirafa quien solo el puede ver, quien lo acompaña en sus aventuras…
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Grief Can Awaken Moments of Profound Joy

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in Thrive Global. "I’ve been forced to learn that if we give ourselves permission and time to process grief in all its forms, and if…
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Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them. Some schools are taking a new approach.

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in NBC News online, followed by an appearance on Daily Mail TV.  "From calling them "buddy room drills" to making school psychologists available during the…
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US school shootings: Have drills gone too far?

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published on BBC News.  school in Indiana has been criticised for apparently shooting teachers "execution style" with pellets as part of an "active-shooter drill". The case…
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https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/435211-vaccine-exemptions-create-problems-for-states

Drs. Heidi L. Pottinger and Felicia Goodrum Sterling, 2018-2019 Fellows. This piece was first published in the Hill. "The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed six measles outbreaks so far in New York State, New…
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How Border Communities Support One Another

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in Latino Rebels. "I grew up in the small town of Nogales, Arizona next to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, also known as Ambos Nogales (or “both…
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Supporting Teen Moms; Vaccine Exemptions; New Tax Reforms

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This TV appearance first ran on PBS AZ360.
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Everyone Has a Part to Play in Ending Vaccine Hesitancy

Felicia Goodrum Sterling and Heidi Pottinger, , 2018-2019 Fellows. This piece was first published by The Health Care Blog. " The measles outbreak in Washington state this week has brought new attention to the anti-vaccine movement…
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Spirituality as a Clinical Target

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in Thrive Global. "Addressing the spirit as an aspect of health-related quality of life is a vital, often neglected, clinical target."
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Do active shooter drills for preschoolers do more harm than good?

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first aired on Phoenix (3TV/CBS 5). "Next week marks six years since Newtown in which 20 first graders were gunned down inside the walls of their school."
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