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Operational Considerations on the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidance for K-12 School Reentry

August 2020

There is general consensus among experts that K-12 schools should aim to reopen for in-person classes during the 2020-2021 school year. Globally, children constitute a low proportion of coronavirus...

COVID-19 Policies: Remember Measles

July 2020

Nearly 120 million children in 37 countries are at risk of missing their measlescontaining vaccine (MCV) shots this year, as preventive and public health campaigns take a back seat to policies put...

Childhood Illness and the Gender Gap in Adolescent Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

July 2017

Achieving gender equality in education is an important development goal.

The Epidemiologic Challenge to the Conduct of Just War: Confronting Indirect Civilian Casualties of War

January 2017

Most civilian casualties in war are not the result of direct exposure to bombs and bullets; they are due to the destruction of the essentials of daily living, including food, water, shelter, and...

Prevalence and Predictors of Malnutrition among Guatemalan Children at 2 Years of Age

November 2016

ObjectiveTo identify the prevalence and predictors of malnutrition among 2-year old children in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.MethodsProspective cohort of 852 Guatemalan children in San Lucas...

Sources of variation in under-5 mortality across sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial analysis

October 2016

The ongoing decline in under-5 mortality ranks among the most significant public and population health successes of the past 30 years.

Searching for Public Health Law’s Sweet Spot: The Regulation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

July 2015

David Studdert and colleagues explore how to balance public health, individual freedom, and good government when it comes to sugar-sweetened drinks.

Understanding Barriers to Early Intervention Services for Preterm Infants: Lessons From Two States

July 2015

ObjectiveTo explore existing barriers and challenges to Early Intervention (EI) referral, enrollment, and service provision for very low birth weight (VLBW; <1500 g) infants.MethodsWe conducted...

Evaluating Cost-effectiveness of Interventions That Affect Fertility and Childbearing: How Health Effects Are Measured Matters

April 2015

BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for economic evaluations of health interventions define relevant outcomes as those accruing to individuals receiving interventions.

Assessment of health literacy and numeracy among Spanish-speaking parents of young children: Validation of the Spanish parental health literacy activities test (PHLAT Spanish)

December 2012

Objective: To assess the health literacy and numeracy skills of Spanish-speaking parents of young children and to validate a new Spanish language health literacy assessment for parents, the Spanish...

The Utility of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Assessment in Relation to Adult Health

May 2012

Background: High childhood obesity prevalence has raised concerns about future adult health, generating calls for obesity screening of young children. Objective: To estimate how well childhood...

Caregiver reports of serious injuries in children who remain at home after a child protective services investigation

December 2010

AbstractThe study objectives were to examine serious injuries requiring medical attention among children who remain at home after a child welfare/child protective services (CPS) maltreatment...

Neonatal Health-care Policy: Promise and Perils of Reform

December 2010

ABSTRACT Health-care reform could generate major new opportunities to strengthen the central role of neonatology in improving child health in the United States.

Cyclicality, Mortality, and the Value of Time: The Case of Coffee Price Fluctuations and Child Survival in Colombia

December 2010

Recent studies demonstrate procyclical mortality in wealthy countries, but there are reasons to expect a countercyclical relationship in developing nations.

Child Health Policy: Where Are You When We Need You?

October 2010

There used to be something called child health policy.

Variation in Specialty Care Hospitalization for Children With Chronic Conditions in California

June 2010

OBJECTIVE Despite the documented utility of regionalized systems of pediatric specialty care, little is known about the actual use of such systems in total populations of chronically ill children....

Improving the Mental Health of Children in Child Welfare Through the Implementation of Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions

February 2010

Any comprehensive approach to children's mental health should consider services systems such as Child Welfare that provide services to children with high rates of emotional and behavioral disorders...

The health literacy of parents in the united states: A nationally representative study

December 2009

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To assess the health literacy of US parents and explore the role of health literacy in mediating child health disparities.

Health literacy and child health promotion: Implications for research, clinical care, and public policy

December 2009

The nation's leading sources of morbidity and health disparities (eg, preterm birth, obesity, chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, mental health disorders, and cancer)...

Confronting Social Disparities in Child Health: a Critical Appraisal of Life-Course Science and Research

November 2009

The utility of the life-course framework to address disparities in child health is based on its ability to integrate the science of child development with the requirements of effective and just...

Approach to Improving Quality: the Role of Quality Measurement and a Case Study of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Pediatric Quality Indicators

August 2009

Data and well-constructed measures quantify suboptimal quality in health care and play a crucial role in improving quality.

Children with Special Health Care Needs: How Immigrant Status is Related to Health Care Access, Health Care Utilization, and Health Status

June 2009

To compare health care access, utilization, and perceived health status for children with SHCN in immigrant and nonimmigrant families.

Quality Improvement Strategies for Children With Asthma

June 2009

Objective To evaluate the evidence that quality improvement (QI) strategies can improve the processes and outcomes of outpatient pediatric asthma care.

Parent Involvement Is Associated With Early Success in Obesity Treatment

June 2009

Objective: The study examined the influence of parent involvement and family factors on body mass index (BMI) change in a pediatric obesity treatment program.

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