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A psychiatrist who has studied migrant and refugee children around the world points to one powerful protective factor against tremendous adversity — social connections.
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According to one recent report, Alabama ranks highest when in scores for American Indian children, while Maine is tops for Latinos. What’s going on here?
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A new study will be the first to examine if extra cash for poor mothers may lead to better outcomes for kids.
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The Magnolia Place Community Initiative brings together more than 70 county, city and community services and organizations to make children's lives better.
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More than a third of children with special needs rely entirely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for their care. Cuts to Medicaid funding could prove disastrous for such families.
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Can games with prizes and incentives get kids moving more? Two programs in the U.S. and U.K. show early promise.
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With the news of President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for two big health-policy positions, we now have a few more tea leaves by which to ponder the future of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
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A program that creates market incentives to encourage drug makers to target rare pediatric diseases seemed like good policy at first. But evidence of the program's effectiveness is missing.
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A new data-rich almanac on maternity care in California highlights persistent racial disparities in prenatal care and maternal mortality rates.

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The annual Data Book published by Kids Count this week feeds into a larger news trend of late that has emphasized broad gains in children's health and morality rates.

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