Child Health

Child grabbing strawberries off of a counter

COVID-19 Exposed Weakness in Ensuring Healthy Food Access in Child Care

Q&A with Kate Bauer

When child care programs across the country closed due to COVID, millions of children lost access to the healthy food they had been receiving through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, exposing the weakness in our country's systems for ensuring young, low-income children have access to healthy food. Read more

A child receiving a vaccination.

Unique Policy Challenges for Children's Health Care Access

New analysis from N'dea Moore-Petinak

Since 2016, the rate of uninsured children in the US has begun to rise for the first time since the adoption of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in 1997. A new paper published this week in JAMA Pediatrics analyzes new and existing threats to children’s access to health insurance. Read more

Gray school lockers.

Active Shooter Drills: Youth Believe Benefits Unclear

New research from N'dea Moore-Petinak

Active shooter drills in schools have a negative effect on students' emotional health and yield questionable results, according to a national poll of youth by University of Michigan researchers. Read more

Nurse practitioner

Advancing Care: Nurse Practitioners, At-Risk Communities, and the Ever-Expanding Education that Puts Nurses at the Heart of Serving Communities in Need

Nurses have been playing a unique and vital role in our battles against disease for centuries. Since the 1960s in the US, nurses have been at the forefront not only of health care services but also of health care administration and management. Nurses continue evolving their skills and the profession itself to meet needs beyond even their own imaginations and comfort levels. Read more