Dr. Steven G. Federico

Federico, Steven G.

Dr. Steven G. Federico

Director of General Pediatrics and School and Community Programs, Denver Health

Dr. Federico is the Director of General Pediatrics and School and Community Programs at Denver Health and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona.  He completed his training in Pediatrics and a Primary Care Research Fellowship at the University of Colorado and a Physician Advocacy Fellowship through the Institute for Medicine as a Profession.  He has presented and published in the areas of serving underserved children, school-based health, health literacy, improving child health coverage, physician advocacy and health policy.

His passion for improved and equitable child health is fueled by his ongoing experiences as a clinician.  He is a primary care physician in a community health center, school-based clinics and as an inpatient attending.  In his role as medical director, he oversees 3 community health centers and 17 school-based clinics that provide comprehensive physical and mental health to 70,000 children a year.  These clinics also assist eligible families obtain Medicaid and other coverage plans.  Additionally, the School and Community Programs division provides dental sealants and screenings for second graders and coordinates health services for children in Head-Start, and oversees several maternal child health programs such as Nurse Family Partnership, WIC, and Medicaid outreach.

His advocacy work has focused on eliminating the barriers to adequate health coverage and healthcare faced by children and families in Colorado.  He is a past President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has served as a board member to Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, Clayton Early Learning Center, Colorado Association of School Based Health Centers and currently the Colorado Children’s Campaign.  He has been appointed to various child health task force groups by Governors and Lt. Governors of Colorado and currently serves as a member of the Mayor’s Children’s Cabinet for the city and county of Denver.