Child Health
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.
Congress votes to reauthorize CHIP, public health programs for 2 years

Congress votes to reauthorize CHIP, public health programs for 2 years

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate ensured continuing health coverage for millions of children by passing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
Congress ‘ashamed’ of e-cigarette advertising toward youth

Congress ‘ashamed’ of e-cigarette advertising toward youth

The impact of e-cigarettes, debated yesterday in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, boils down to one highly controversial question: Will their usage positively or negatively impact the nation’s overall health?
First lady, advocates oppose efforts to weaken nutrition standards

First lady, advocates oppose efforts to weaken nutrition standards

n a letter sent to Congress on May 20, child health advocates including APHA and several APHA Affiliates strongly urged opposition to “efforts to intervene in science-based rules regarding the federal child nutrition programs.”
APHA, March of Dimes take to Facebook to teach preparedness

APHA, March of Dimes take to Facebook to teach preparedness

APHA’s Get Ready campaign and March of Dimes California Chapter teamed up to help teach pregnant women and families with infants how to prepare for emergencies.
APHA, March of Dimes teach preparedness to pregnant women, parents of infants

APHA, March of Dimes teach preparedness to pregnant women, parents of infants

Are you a parent of an infant or expecting a child? If so, it’s important you take time to prepare yourself and your infant to be safe during emergencies.

Health reform law targets dental care for kids, but gaps remain

Even though millions of Americans are joining the ranks of the insured and gaining access to affordable health care, access to oral health care is still expected to lag, according to a new report in the April 2014 issue of The Nation's Health.