Child Health
A child-centered look at disaster relief

A child-centered look at disaster relief

Understanding the health risks to children after a natural disaster
Are we protecting our children?

Are we protecting our children?

The state of US environmental public health systems
Congress must act by Sept. 30 to renew funding for key health care programs

Congress must act by Sept. 30 to renew funding for key health care programs

Children's Health Insurance Program. Community Health Centers. National Health Service Corps. Tell Congress to reauthorize these programs
Rollbacks to school meal nutrition threatening health

Rollbacks to school meal nutrition threatening health

Under the new presidential administration, USDA has changed its tune on school nutrition guidelines. Learn why experts in public health and nutrition are concerned in this story reported in The Nation's Health.
Mothers take to the Hill to defend workplace breastfeeding rights

Mothers take to the Hill to defend workplace breastfeeding rights

Despite legal advances, mothers face continuing barriers to breastfeeding at work.
The Nation's Health: Updated recommendations aimed at keeping infants safe from SIDS

The Nation’s Health: Updated recommendations aimed at keeping infants safe from SIDS

Sleep-related deaths kill thousands of babies annually without a clear cause, but there are new ways to reduce infants’ risk by providing a safe sleep environment.
The Nation's Health: Prioritizing health for children in foster care system

The Nation’s Health: Prioritizing health for children in foster care system

A foster child’s home may change often, but pediatrician Annalisa Behnken wants to make sure that wherever a child is living, her or his medical home stays consistent.
CDC Director Tom Frieden speaks on Zika

CDC Director Tom Frieden speaks on Zika

CDC Director Tom Frieden and his agency are faced with what he calls an “unprecedented” and “urgent” health threat. Zika is the first mosquito-transmissible virus that has been shown to cause birth defects, and the first mosquito-borne sexually transmitted disease or infection.
New report shows walking, biking to school creates healthy habits

New report shows walking, biking to school creates healthy habits

A new report from Safe Routes to School and APHA shows how use of data can better promote walking and biking to school.
First lady, celebrities highlight first-ever United State of Women Summit

First lady, celebrities highlight first-ever United State of Women Summit

First lady Michelle Obama has pushed forward two major initiatives to improve the health and well-being of girls and women.
Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

A Senate committee unanimously approved legislation today to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition programs, which include school breakfasts and lunches.

Strategy aims to improve health status of world’s women, kids: Targets unveiled

Setting “ambitious but achievable targets” to improve health and well-being, a new global strategy aims to serve as a road map to ending all preventable deaths among women, children and adolescents. Read more in this article from The Nation's Health newspaper.