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.
RWJF is committed to tackling one of the most urgent threats to the health of our children and families—childhood obesity. Our goal is to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.
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.
October 1, 2006 | Program Results Report
The University of Rochester Center for Child Health Research collected, synthesized and disseminated information about barriers and facilitators to the use of Body Mass Index assessment in primary care child health practices.
September 5, 2008 | Program Results Report
The International Life Sciences Institute Center for Health Promotion published six papers on data from a survey of health care practitioners regarding the assessment and treatment of childhood obesity in a July 2002 special supplement to Pediatrics.
June 5, 2007 | Program Results Report
George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services analyzed whether health insurance-especially Medicaid-could cover preventive health services for children at risk for obesity.
July 1, 2002 | Journal Article
Psychological, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment
September 1, 2006 | Program Results Report
MEM Associates worked with subcontractors to design and pilot test a program - called the Maine Obesity Primary Prevention Project - aimed at preventing obesity among pregnant women and children under age 5.
July 31, 1999 | Program Results Report
The Research Foundation of The International Life Sciences Institute commissioned a series of original papers on obesity's causes and health consequences among children.
March 1, 1998 | Journal Article
Childhood Predictors of Adult Disease