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Scott, Allie; Winchester, Suzy Barcelos; Sullivan, Mary C. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Premature infants have significant risk for later behavior problems. This study examined growth trajectories of three problem behaviors across five developmental age points from preschool to early adulthood in a well-characterized sample of premature infants. The effects of neonatal risk, gender, and socioeconomic context were modeled on these…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Premature Infants, Gender Differences, Scores
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2018
Advocating for quality early care and education has been an Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) priority for many years, starting with the commitment to ensure that children in disadvantaged communities have the opportunity for state-funded, full-day preschool. ACNJ firmly believes that the path to success in school and in life starts with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Quality, Access to Education
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Gollenberg, Audra; Fendley, Kim – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains a leading cause of infant death in the United States, and in Virginia. We sought to gauge the perceptions among community-identified stakeholders regarding community resource needs to reduce SIDS. Snowball sampling identified important community stakeholders to be interviewed as key informants. A…
Descriptors: Infant Mortality, Death, Attitude Measures, Prevention
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2018
KIDS COUNT has used data to help call attention to emerging trends impacting kids in communities across the state. This year, the Colorado Children's Campaign marked the 25th birthday of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! by exploring this important question: What has changed for Colorado kids in the past 25 years? Long-term trends are not possible for every…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Children
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Koini, Stellah Malaso – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Background: Millennium Development Goals are the 21st Century worlds' concern to improve human way of life by 2015. In Kenya the Millennium Development Goals for reduction of maternal and child mortality has been recently powered by the beyond zero initiative which started in the year 2014 with the aim of reducing mortality as well as contributing…
Descriptors: Child Health, Infant Mortality, Mothers, Mortality Rate
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Rodriguez, Maria Y.; Ostrow, Laysha; Kemp, Susan P. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
The Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative aims to focus the profession's attention on how social work can play a larger role in mitigating contemporary social problems. Yet a central issue facing contemporary social work is its seeming reticence to engage with social problems, and their solutions, beyond individual-level interventions.…
Descriptors: Social Work, Change Strategies, Social Problems, Educational Practices
DC Action for Children, 2017
DC KIDS COUNT tracks indicators of child well-being at the neighborhood and Ward level, so that parents, service providers, advocates and policymakers can see outcomes for children more clearly. The DC KIDS COUNT Data Tool 2.0 allows the user to explore neighborhood-level data interactively. However, because DC is organized politically by its…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, Neighborhoods, Trend Analysis
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Vanderkruik, Rachel; McPherson, Marianne E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Evaluating initiatives implemented across multiple settings can elucidate how various contextual factors may influence both implementation and outcomes. Understanding context is especially critical when the same program has varying levels of success across settings. We present a framework for evaluating contextual factors affecting an initiative…
Descriptors: Public Health, Sustainability, Program Implementation, Context Effect
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2017
This report is a compendium of indicators about our Nation's young people. The report, the 20th produced by the Forum, presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives. These indicators are drawn from the most reliable Federal statistics, are easily understood by broad audiences, are objectively based on substantial research,…
Descriptors: Well Being, Child Health, Family Environment, Social Environment
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Umbetov, Turakbai Zh.; Berdalinova, Akzhenis K.; Tusupkalieyv, Akylbek B.; Koishybayev, Arip K.; Zharilkasynov, Karaman Ye. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
According to the WHO data, preeclampsia develops during late pregnancy in 2-8% of women. Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, therefore, the study of the morphological features of placental complex, taking into account gestational complications in postpartum women with severe preeclampsia is an important…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Females, Prenatal Care, Birth
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Garces-Ozanne, Arlene; Kalu, Edna Ikechi; Audas, Richard – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
There remains a persistent gap in health outcomes between wealthy and poor countries. Basic measures such as life expectancy and infant and under-five mortality remain divergent, with preventable deaths being unacceptably high, despite significant efforts to reduce these disparities. We examine the impact of empowerment, measured by Freedom…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Health Conditions, Empowerment, Civil Rights
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2016
Each year since 1997, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has published a report on the well-being of children and families. The "America's Children" series provides accessible compendiums of indicators drawn across topics from the most reliable official statistics; it is designed to complement other more…
Descriptors: Crime, Well Being, Birth Rate, High School Graduates
Wang, Liya – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the association between Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) application and healthcare quality in pediatric patients at hospital level. This was a retrospective study among 1,428 hospitals with pediatric setting in Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) and Health Information and…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Records (Forms), Physicians, Health Services
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Rosenbaum, Sara; Blum, Robert – Future of Children, 2015
The past century has seen vast improvements in our children's health. The infectious diseases that once killed huge numbers of children have largely been conquered. Infant mortality has also fallen markedly, although the United States lags behind other industrialized nations in this and other measures of children's health. Accidents and injuries…
Descriptors: Child Health, Communicable Diseases, Infant Mortality, Accidents
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2015
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics' primary mission is to enhance data collection and reporting on children and families. "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015" provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of children's well-being and monitors changes in these indicators.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Social Indicators, Children, National Surveys
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