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Ten Years Back and Ten Years Ahead: Innovation in Pediatric Primary Care

Recognizing that nations with strong primary care systems achieve better health outcomes, we have made important gains in the U.S. pediatric primary care over the past 10 years. In fact, primary care pediatricians are...
Hospitals Suicide

Examining Hospitals’ Role in Preventing Youth Suicide

Did you know that nearly one in ten high school students in the United States has attempted suicide and more young people die from suicide than in motor vehicle crashes each year? These facts...
Elena Hung

Putting A Face on Medically Complex Kids

The petite Chinese-American woman with a contemporary vibe carried a little girl in ponytails and sparkly sunglasses on her hip. Immediately dispelling any notion that this was just a darling mother-daughter duo passing through...

How a New Rule on Short-Term Health Care Plans Jeopardizes the Health of Children...

Remember the relief and happiness so many Americans felt when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed because finally their health insurance would cover their pre-existing conditions, like asthma and cerebral palsy and cancer? Covering...

#FixTheGlitch for Foster Youth

Without Medicaid, a visit to a University Physician may cost me hundreds of dollars because of a legislative glitch. When Congress voted to allow all youth to remain on their parent’s health insurance until...
PA 17th Child Well-Being

Pennsylvania, 17th in Childhood Well-Being, Is at Risk for a Census Miscount

Pennsylvania ranks 17th in the nation for childhood well-being, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Although Pennsylvania has made some gains in education and...

Immigrant Families Placed In Detention Centers Face Health Care Challenges

The White House’s plan to indefinitely detain immigrant families together threatens the care of young children, experts worry, by placing them with an agency with little experience in handling such complex needs. Previously, the administration’s...
Boost Oral Health

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 nationwide. It can hurt a child’s ability to eat, sleep,...

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 upon vulnerable children and families, this segment focuses on Medicaid...

The Serious Danger of Administrative Attacks Upon Medicaid

While 2017 saw multiple legislative assaults upon the Affordable Care Act, and long-standing health care for highly vulnerable people through the Medicaid Program, these efforts were stopped by Congressional Democrats and a handful of...

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