A growing network of leaders is pioneering how we diminish the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Learn about what ACEs are, their prevalence and their impact.
February 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This study used an existing survey to assess whether pediatricians were using BMI percentiles to manage (i.e., to screen for and treat) obesity. The study revealed underlying beliefs that pediatricians hold about their own capabilities for addressing childhood obesity.
June 1, 2003 | Program Results Report
Boston University Medical Center expanded the Reach Out and Read program, which trains pediatric providers in counseling parents about reading to their children and provides practitioners with books to give them at well-child visits.
March 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Health disparities are rooted in social factors, such as residential segregation and unequal geography of opportunity.
February 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examined the relationship between socioeconomic status and rates of chronic infection in children. Infection or inflammation in children may predispose them to chronic disease and play a role in later-life health disparities.
September 5, 2008 | Program Results Report
The International Life Sciences Institute Center for Health Promotion published six papers on data from a survey of health care practitioners regarding the assessment and treatment of childhood obesity in a July 2002 special supplement to Pediatrics.
June 5, 2007 | Program Results Report
George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services analyzed whether health insurance-especially Medicaid-could cover preventive health services for children at risk for obesity.
November 30, 2007 | Program Results Report
The Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition created a new Web site and its Spanish counterpart to meet the medical, psychological and emotional needs of parents whose children are seriously or terminally ill.
April 1, 2004 | Journal Article
Parents of children with asthma need to learn a great deal about the disorder in order to manage it successfully. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has recommended that all members of a pediatric health care team become involved in the e ...
July 1, 2002 | Journal Article
Psychological, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment
December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Treating chronic disease among children requires advanced tools to manage information and support decision-making. This article reports on a federally-funded study that assessed the prevalence of electronic health records in children's hospitals.