May Newsletter 2023

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A Note from Help Me Grow Skagit's Physician Champion

Dr. Francie Chalmers

Welcome to summer in May. This month’s CME is this Thursday, 5/18/23 at 7 am. Please join us to hear Jenna Lisenby, DPT, Valley Kids Therapy, share her expertise around Pediatric Gait. On June 8 we are holding an Evening Reception at the Children’s Museum. It will be a time to network with colleagues while learning more about local developmental resources, a Help Me Grow Skagit update, take a tour of the Family Resource Center you’ve been sending your families to, and most importantly help guide the development of the next series of provider education opportunities. We really hope to see you there as we value your input. Also towards the end of June we will be repeating the HOPE seminar that was held last winter for those unable to attend at that time. June Registration and additional details for the May and June Learning Sessions and the in person Reception June 8 can be found below, along with additional topic related resource links 

As Skagit’s “Physician Champion” I remain available to help facilitate connections between your practice and community support services. I can be reached anytime with questions and feedback at

Next up in the Child Development Series:

Pediatric Gait

May 18th 7-8am via Zoom

Presented by Jenna Lisenby, DPT, Valley Kids Therapy

More information and registration HERE

Pediatric Gait Helpful Resources


Parent/Caregiver Resources


  • pGALS. This app is a study aid that takes you through the pGALS (Paediatric Gait Arms Legs Spine) steps with explanatory notes and images and relevant links to additional information. Available at Apple Store and Google Play. 

The Help Me Grow Skagit website is a great place to find support for Skagit families. Please check out the Healthcare Providers page to learn about the Help Me Grow Skagit Family Resource Navigator, how to make a referral, connect with our Physician Champion, read past newsletters, and get information about upcoming CME events. If you have an idea of content to add to the page, we'd love to hear from you!

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