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How Has Grandparenthood Changed in Rural China?

November 29, 2022

This data slice examines the changes in grandparenting in rural China and calls for policies that decrease caregiver burnout, stress, and associated poor health outcomes. 

Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health Better in States that Mandate More Mental Health Policies

July 11, 2022

This research brief shows that adolescent and young adult mental health is better in states that mandate more school mental health policies, including school-based mental health centers, professional development in suicide prevention, and social-emotional curricula.

Consistent SNAP Participation Increases Preventative Health Care Visits for Infants

November 30, 2021

This brief summarizes findings from research examining the connection between SNAP participation and preventative care in an infant’s first year of life in Missouri.

The U.S. Must Invest More in the Child Care Subsidy Program

October 12, 2021

This data slice analyzes 2019 administrative data from Virginia to examine gaps in child care subsidy receipts.

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The U.S. Child Care Subsidy Program Is Underused but Well-Positioned to Promote Racial Equity

October 12, 2021

This brief summarizes findings from a recently published paper examining administrative data from the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Strengthening SNAP and TANF is Essential to Support Children in Early Childhood

September 14, 2021

This brief summarizes findings from a study examining participation in SNAP and TANF in early childhood in Virginia.

The Kids Cook Monday Program Can Help Reduce Child Obesity

July 13, 2021

Engaging children in preparing family meals can protect against childhood obesity and other risky behaviors.

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Presence of Large Racial-Ethnic Differences in ADHD Prevalence among U.S. Children

July 8, 2021

This data slice compares adolescent ADHD diagnoses across racial-ethnic groups.

Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Develop Increased Income Rural PA Families Youth Obesity Remained High

February 16, 2021

 A new study finds that despite increased income due to Marcellus Shale, childhood obesity in rural PA remain unchanged.

Allowing Cities to Raise the Minimum Wage Could Prevent Hundreds of Infant Deaths Annually

January 18, 2021

This research brief discusses findings that show each additional dollar of minimum wage reduces infant deaths by up to 1.8% annually in large U.S. cities.

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Child Injuries and the Timing of SNAP Benefits Receipt

September 22, 2020

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is an important federal resource that provides nutritional assistance to low-income families. Timing of SNAP benefits can reduce childhood injuries.

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Does Proximity to Fast Food Increase the Incidence of Childhood Obesity?

September 1, 2020

Living near fast food has a greater impact on younger children who attend neighborhood schools. Proximity to fast food restaurants increases the probability of childhood obesity or overweight.

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Gender Disparities in Caretaking during the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 4, 2020

Women have consistently been responsible for more child and elder care than men in the U.S. This disparity continues during COVID-19 and is affecting women’s work.

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How to Help Children Develop Emotional Resilience during Coronavirus

April 15, 2020

Children are more vulnerable than adults to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their normal lives.


Potential Impact of COVID on Individuals with Disability: Call for Accurate Cause of Death Reporting

April 14, 2020

Why might the COVID19 case fatality rate be higher among people with intellectual and development disabilities?

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As Schools Close due to the Coronavirus, Mental Health Care for Children Must be Protected

March 19, 2020

This data slice highlights the expansive nation-wide school closings due to COVID-19 and encourages providers and government bodies to support the mental health needs of students across the country.

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