Child Health

A Third of U.S. Children Exposed to Lead Are Likely Undiagnosed

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-05-01

Study by the Public Health Institute (PHI), published in Pediatrics, suggests that current lead reporting may be capturing just two out of every three children poisoned by lead. From PHI’s California Environmental Health Tracking Program, "Assessing Child Lead Poisoning Case Ascertainment in the US, 1999-2010," discovered states in which more than 80% of children with lead poisoning were unidentified and researchers suspect that testing rates have declined in subsequent years as well.

How Embedding Health Access and Nurses in Schools Improves Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-04-03

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has released a new prevention and public health story, How Embedding Health Access and Nurses in Schools Improves Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To read about how Grand Rapids Public Schools have partnered with Spectrum Health to improve health and educational outcomes in their students, and many more stories on a variety of topics, visit the TFAH webpage.

Voices For Healthy Kids Toolkit

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-02-27

Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint program of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has developed 

A Toolkit for Pediatricians: Addressing Food Insecurity

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-02-27

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Food Research & Action Center jointly released a new toolkit, Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians, a comprehensive resource on how to identify and addre

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Published Date: 
Tue, 2016-10-25

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) has kicked off National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 23-29th, 2016. This week, GHHI, the EPA, CDC, and HUD have collaborated to end childhood lead poisoning through awareness and events. Events at GHHI sites across the country are being held this week along with the launch of the national campaign to end childhood lead poisoning as a major public health threat within five years.

Child Growth and Development Resources

Published Date: 
Wed, 2015-06-17

Although we don’t want them to, our children grow up! Ever find yourself not being able to understand the many stages that your child goes through? Fear no more! Here you will find a plethora of links to deal with and assist your child in their changing bodies, even through their teen years.

NPR Article: Feeding Babies Foods with Peanuts Appears to Prevent Allergies

Published Date: 
Wed, 2015-02-25

This NPR article 'Feeding Babies Foods with Peanuts Appears to Prevent Allergies' examines a recent study in which researchers found that, "babies who consumed about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter each week, starting when they were between 4 and 11 months old, were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday."

Huffington Post: "How Girls with Autism Are Being Shortchanged"

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-11-26

An article featured in the Huffington Post Health News captures one family's reflections on their daughter's autism diagnosis and discusses the lack of research describing symptomatic differences between girls and boys.  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) researcher Radha Kothair wrote to Huffington Post that, "Much of the research conducted on autism, which goes on to define our idea of the disorder, is conducted on males rather than females.

Child Trends Data Bank

Published Date: 
Wed, 2013-10-23

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