A growing network of leaders is pioneering how we diminish the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Learn about what ACEs are, their prevalence and their impact.
February 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This study used an existing survey to assess whether pediatricians were using BMI percentiles to manage (i.e., to screen for and treat) obesity. The study revealed underlying beliefs that pediatricians hold about their own capabilities for addressing childhood obesity.
February 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examined the relationship between socioeconomic status and rates of chronic infection in children. Infection or inflammation in children may predispose them to chronic disease and play a role in later-life health disparities.
March 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Health disparities are rooted in social factors, such as residential segregation and unequal geography of opportunity.
June 1, 2003 | Program Result
Boston University Medical Center expanded the Reach Out and Read program, which trains pediatric providers in counseling parents about reading to their children and provides practitioners with books to give them at well-child visits.
April 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Four Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) teams summarize their work to close the gaps in measuring quality of nursing care.
April 1, 2004 | Journal Article
Parents of children with asthma need to learn a great deal about the disorder in order to manage it successfully. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has recommended that all members of a pediatric health care team become involved in the e ...
July 1, 2002 | Journal Article
Psychological, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment
December 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Treating chronic disease among children requires advanced tools to manage information and support decision-making. This article reports on a federally-funded study that assessed the prevalence of electronic health records in children's hospitals.
October 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This research summary discusses inadequate treatment of mental health problems among minority youth. The authors discuss a wide range of studies that have investigated need and prevention among minority adolescents, psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment, outcomes and approaches to addressing disparities.
June 1, 2010 | Journal Article
This article examines racial/ethnic and language-based disparities in family-centered care for children with special health care needs.