Posts for Children's Health

Social Determinants and Sun Drop in Small Town North Carolina

In step with this broader understanding of how social determinants influence health equity, Community Catalyst’s Children’s Health Initiative recently launched a new project, Partnering for Community Health.

GOP Repeal Bill Goes from Awful to Worse in Harming Kids

In the middle of the night, in an effort to save their flawed health care bill, Republicans released a number of amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would dramatically impact the ability of low-income children, including millions...

Top 5 Reasons the House GOP Bill to Repeal the ACA is Bad for Children and Families

The GOP Health Care Repeal Bill will negatively impact millions, but low-income kids, working families and communities of color will be hit particularly hard.

Call to Action: Creating Cycles of Opportunity Through ACEs Screening

Amidst the noise of the national political landscape, it is important to remind ourselves that February is Black History Month. While this month serves to celebrate the accomplishments of black people in America, it is also a reminder of how...

For More than 73 Million People, It Is Critical that We Protect Medicaid and CHIP

73 million. 73 million. This is the number of people who rely on Medicaid for their health coverage - and almost half of them are children. It’s the number that stands out on the screen as we read Kaiser Health...

A Nurse in EVERY School

While school nurses have long been recognized for their vital role in supporting children’s educational success through better health, there is increasing recognition that school nurses are integral to reforming our health care delivery system. School nurses are the eyes...

Health and Housing: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Partnerships

We know that as the energy in the health care world turns to reinventing health care delivery systems, social and economic determinants of health and the role they play in community health are front and center. Studies have uniformly shown...

Punishment of Pregnant Women With Substance Use Issues Harms Parents and Children - So Why Do So Many States Allow It?

The third in our National Minority Health Month blog series. In 2014, Tennessee became the first state in the country to pass a law making it a criminal offense to use drugs while pregnant. Now, two years later, the state...

Best Practices in Ensuring Health Coverage for All Children

Earlier this month, Florida joined 29 other states that offer Medicaid and CHIP coverage to children and pregnant women who legally reside in this country under five years. We, in Ohio, celebrate this monumental step with our friends in Florida....
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