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.

Barack Obama The First Black President

Though few of us had ever predicted it would happen in our lifetimes, the United states now has an African American President---the son of a black Kenyan and a white Kansan.

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.

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.

Asset Building in Low-Income Communities of Color, Part 1

This report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies presents findings from the first year of an initiative to assess what works to enable low-income communities of color build assets. The executive summary highlights predisposing factors and promising practices in ten states, highly rated in the 2007-2008 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard for asset building among low-income people. The featured states include: Delaware, Hawai'i, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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.

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