Academy supporting Texas families after Hurricane Harvey
The Academy is working closely with the Texas Pediatric Society to aid families impacted
by Hurricane Harvey.
AAP President Fernando Stein, M.D., FAAP, who has been practicing in Houston for the
past 35 years, underscored that commitment in a statement Tuesday.
“Over the past few days here in Houston, I have been awed by the medical community’s
efforts to ensure that our most vulnerable residents are safe and have access to life-saving
services,” Dr. Stein said. “Together, we will continue to support one another and
help the children and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey recover and rebuild their
Children are vulnerable to both physical and psychological impacts from the storm
and need the comfort of family.
“As a pediatrician, I know that children fare best when they are surrounded by loving,
nurturing adults, so it's critical that families remain together during rescue and
recovery efforts,” Dr. Stein said. “This includes families of immigrants. We must
reassure immigrant communities that our first concern is for their safety and well-being.”