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Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters

Increasing public investments in health care services for low-income and special needs children and adolescents in the United States have raised questions about whether these efforts improve their health outcomes. Yet it is difficult to assess the general health status ...

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Preventing Violence Against Women and Children: Workshop Summary

Violence against women and children is a serious public health concern, with costs at multiple levels of society. Although violence is a threat to everyone, women and children are particularly susceptible to victimization because they often have fewer rights or ...

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Legal Strategies in Childhood Obesity Prevention: Workshop Summary

Since 1980, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled in the United States. Recent data show that almost one-third of children over 2 years of age are already overweight or obese. While the prevalence of childhood obesity appears to have ...

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The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People:Building a Foundation for Better Understanding

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Child and Adult Care Food Program:Aligning Dietary Guidance for All

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally-funded program designed to provide healthy meals and snacks to children and adults while receiving day care at participating family day care homes, traditional child care centers, afterschool facilities, adult ...

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Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020: Letter Report

For the past three decades, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a national agenda aimed at improving the health of all Americans over each 10-year span. Under each of these Healthy People initiatives, HHS established health ...

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HIV Screening and Access to Care: Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and Provision of Care

Increased HIV screening may help identify more people with the disease, but there may not be enough resources to provide them with the care they need. The Institute of Medicine's Committee on HIV Screening and Access to Care concludes that ...

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Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families: Workshop Report

Demographic changes, immigration, economic upheavals, and changing societal mores are creating new and altered structures, processes, and relationships in American families today.  As families undergo rapid change, family science is at the brink of a new and exciting integration across ...

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The Science of Adolescent Risk-Taking:Workshop Report

Adolescence is a time when youth make decisions, both good and bad, that have consequences for the rest of their lives. Some of these decisions put them at risk of lifelong health problems, injury, or death. The Institute of Medicine ...

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Databases for Estimating Health Insurance Coverage for Children: A Workshop Summary

This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop convened in June 2010 to critically examine the various databases that could provide national and state-level estimates of low-income uninsured children and could be effectively used as criteria for monitoring children's health ...

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