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March 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Underrepresented minority pediatricians continue to disproportionately care for minority and poor children in the United States, according to this longitudinal assessment. This underlines the need for policies and programs which encourage minority college students to become pediatricians.
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, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the range of care received by children hospitalized with urinary tract infections. Urinary tract infection is one of the most common causes of hospitalization among children under 12 years of age in the United States.
June 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Concerns about the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter cold medications have led to a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration public health advisory against their use in children 2 years of age. This study's goal was to examine caregiver understanding of the age indication of over-the-counter cold medication labels and identify factors, associated with caregiver understanding.
September 1, 2006 | Program Result Report
From 1997 to 2001, staff from the Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center, which is housed in Children's National Medical Center, developed a series of white papers on critical issues regarding emergency medical services for children that have surfaced under managed care.
October 1, 2006 | Program Result Report
The University of Rochester Center for Child Health Research collected, synthesized and disseminated information about barriers and facilitators to the use of Body Mass Index assessment in primary care child health practices.
June 1, 2003 | Program Result 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.
February 1, 2002 | Program Result Report
Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) began as a program funded by the RWJF designed to encourage pediatricians to work locally to improve access to health care for children.
May 1, 2002 | Program Result Report
The American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Ill., developed and oversaw the Firearm Injury Prevention Training Project to provide pediatricians with the skills and the resources necessary to reduce firearm injuries and deaths among children.
September 1, 2002 | Program Result Report
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth co-sponsored a conference to promote collaboration between frontline pediatricians and community foundations in generating community-based child health initiatives.