"Young children are our future citizens. The earlier we prevent, identify and help with challenges, the better outcomes are for Chautauqua County.”
-Tariq Khan, MD, Founder, Southern Tier Pediatrics
"If we develop this type of maternal/early childhood system, we're going to save lives. In this time of the pandemic, the need for Strong Starts Chautauqua is greater than ever."
-Ira J. Chasnoff, MD, National Child Development Expert and Strong Starts Chautauqua Medical Advisor
“Our hope with Strong Starts is that we will see reduction rates of fetal death, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, NICU stays—and stronger family stability.”
-Leanna Luka Conley, Chautauqua County Deputy Commissioner of Child, Adult & Family Services
"I have rarely worked with such a committed group as Strong Starts Chautauqua. It is a sight to behold seeing barriers, competition and silo work melt away by people coming together to try their hardest to make Chautauqua County a better and healthier place to live."
-Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney, Former Medical Director and VP of Medical Affairs, WCA Hospital