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Nemours Children’s Health Convenes Panel on The Future of Children’s Health in Florida
Breakfast event serves as a kickoff to Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Future of Florida Summit

Editor's Note: Downloadable video interviews available.

To view the event, watch the recorded livestream:


WHAT: Nemours Children’s Health experts will gather to convene a discussion on how partnerships can help break down barriers of health disparities and lead the path to raising the healthiest generation of children. As part of its new strategic vision and planning, Nemours is working to re-imagine children’s health by leading discussions among community institutions from education to politics to insurance payors in order to elevate children’s health nationally.

WHO/WHY: R. Lawrence Moss, M.D., President and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health; Robert Bridges, Enterprise Vice President and Chief Executive of Florida Operations for Nemours Children’s and Board Member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce; Kara Odom Walker, MD, MSHS, Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer for Nemours Children’s will discuss how partnerships can help break down barriers to good health for children as the future of Florida.

The Florida Chamber Foundation recently added “Florida’s Child Health Ranking,” a metric on The Florida Scorecard, to measure progress on children on the Florida 2030 Blueprint. The state ranking is based on health indicators that include the percentage of babies born with a low birth weight, children lacking health insurance, child and teen deaths per 100,000, and children and teens who are overweight or obese.

Speaking on benchmarking Florida’s child health and well-being will be Norín Dollard, Florida Kids Count Director, Florida Policy Institute.

Additionally, a panel will speak on the importance of collaboration to invest on the health of children:

  • David Odahowski, President of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation 

  • Shevaun Harris, Secretary of the Florida Department of Children & Families

  • Nathan Landsbaum, Plan President & CEO, Sunshine Health 

  • Rene “Coach P” Plasencia, State Representative (R-Orlando-50) 


WHEN/WHERE: Breakfast meeting begins at 8 a.m. October 27 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, 1 Grand Cypress Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32836. Media are welcome to attend, and interviews can be arranged on site. Note: Invitation to Nemours Breakfast Event does not cover registration for Florida Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Future of Florida Forum. To register for that event, visit

Media RSVP is required. Media contact: Margot Winick, (407) 785-5766

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About Nemours Children’s Health
Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, including two free-standing children's hospitals and a network of nearly 75 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours Children's seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high-quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours Children's also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,

The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves.

For further information: Margot Winick, (407) 785-5766