Health

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Activity Limitation

This brief examines the rates of activity limitation among children under the age of 18 who are African American, Hispanic or white. The data analyzed in this brief relate to children who were reported as having any activity limitation, without specific information as to the cause or severity of the limitation. This analysis makes comparisons between the racial/ethnic groups of children overall and between children of various racial/ethnic groups in families with comparable sociodemographic characteristics.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Unmet Dental Care Needs

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies analyzed selected child health indicators [low birthweight, health status (excellent, very good, good, fair, poor or unknown), unmet dental care needs, ADHD/ADD diagnosis, asthma diagnosis, learning disability diagnosis, and activity limitation] by sociodemographic characteristics of the families in which children reside.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Disparities in Low Birthweight

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies undertook an examination of how selected child health indicators vary by sociodemographic characteristics such as family type, educational attainment of householder, employment status of household, poverty status, and health insurance coverage. This brief examines disparities in the prevalence of reported low birthweight among children under the age of 18 who are African American, Hispanic or white.

First Things First: Identifying Best Practices to Improve Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes

Retrospective studies have been largely reassuring that fathers play a vital role in the family unit structure.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Asthma

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies undertook an examination of how selected child health indicators (low birthweight, health status (excellent, very good, good, fair, poor or unknown), unmet dental care needs, ADHD/ADD diagnosis, asthma diagnosis, learning disability diagnosis, and activity limitation) vary by sociodemographic characteristics. This brief examines disparities in the prevalence of a lifetime asthma diagnosis among children under the age of 18 who are African American, Hispanic or white.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Hispanic-White Disparities

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies undertook an examination of how child health indicators vary by sociodemographic characteristics. Comparisons are made for the health indicators including low birthweight, health status, unmet dental care needs, ADHD/ADD diagnosis, lifetime asthma diagnosis, learning disability diagnosis, and activity limitation. The findings for Hispanic children and white children are provided in this brief.

Trends in Child Health 1997-2006: Assessing Black-White Disparities

To provide fuller detail on disparities in child health, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies undertook an examination of how child health indicators vary by sociodemographic characteristics. Comparisons are made for the health indicators including low birthweight, health status, unmet dental care needs, ADHD/ADD diagnosis, lifetime asthma diagnosis, learning disability diagnosis, and activity limitation. The findings for black children and white children are provided in this brief.

Health Care Proposals of 2008 Democratic and Republican Presidential Nominees: Implications for Improving Access, Affordability and Quality for America's Minorities

This report examines Senator Barack Obama’s and Senator John McCain’s health care proposals in the context of eliminating the nation’s longstanding racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care.

Race, Stress, and Social Support: Addressing the Crisis in Black Infant Mortality

To better understand the issues and to inform its deliberation in formulating recommendations for policy, research, and practice, the Infant Mortality Commission asked experts in various fields related to maternal and child health and infant mortality to prepare background papers on specific issues. This background paper examines the impact of stress and stress mediators on pregnancy outcomes for African American women.

Tackling Health Challenges Facing African Americans: An Interview with Dr. Reed Tuckson

A new assessment that measures the healthiness of states shows a
decline in the overall health of the nation. The American Public
Health Association and Partnership for Prevention collaborated
with the United Health Foundation to produce the 18th annual edition
of America’s Health Rankings: A Call to Action for People & Their
Communities.

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