The Greatest Investment in Our Pediatric Workforce Needs Support

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the Children’s Hospital Graduate Education Program (CHGME) this week. This vital program trains physicians...

School Shootings a Tiny Fraction of Violence That Menaces Youth

The best way to stop school violence is to stop all youth violence. School violence really is a form of youth violence. It is...

Trauma & Childhood Development

We know that childhood trauma can and does create lifelong health consequences. In our last post, we discussed what adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are and...

School Safety: Lack of Science Makes It a Shot in the...

In 1996, the Republican Congress threatened to defund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if the CDC didn’t stop researching deaths from guns....

4 Takeaways From Trump’s Plan To Rescind CHIP Funding

President Donald Trump wants to employ a rarely used budget maneuver called “rescission” to eliminate $15 billion in federal spending, including $7 billion from...

This Foster Care Month, Pass Laws to Improve the Lives of...

May is National Foster Care Month. Last week President Trump issued a statement in support of this recognition and expressed gratitude for the thousands...

Is the NRA Getting Its Bang for the Buck?

Eight lawmakers have taken more than a million dollars from the National Rifle Association over the course of their careers, according to research by...

A New Effort to Boost Children’s Oral Health and Family Success

While you might not think about your oral health until you suffer from dental pain, tooth decay remains the most chronic condition among children...

Why Medicaid Matters: Adopting a Child With Special Health Care Needs

In a continuing series on the personal impact that recent legislative and administrative proposals to restructure or severely reduce Medicaid health care will have...

Child Abuse Prevention

Prevention—the key to stopping child sexual abuse and its lifelong effects. Most of us would agree that preventing a problem before it starts is a...

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