Namers Children’s Health Details Action to Reduce Health in Children in International Journal

february issue current opinion in pediatrics Features Research, Recommendations

washington, January 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Nemours Children’s Health Research and Policy Leaders details the latest strategies to identify and address health equity disparities among children and families in a special section on population health in the February edition. current opinion in pediatrics, kara odom walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer; And Alison Gertel-Rosenberg, MS, vice president, chief policy and prevention officer, both Nemours Children’s Health, describe in a joint editorial, cross-sector opportunities to advance children’s health and well-being, working with community stakeholders and policy makers How health systems can create the healthiest generation of children. By addressing social determinants, health systems can promote equitable health outcomes across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Dr. Walker and Gertel-Rosenberg write, “Developing and investing in a portfolio of approaches to improve or change the trajectory of child health and well-being requires cross-sector integration and alignment. At the same time, it is an opportunity Presents a whole child design approach that closes disparities in measured outcomes to improve overall health and well-being.”

In several articles, Nemours summarizes Children’s experts and other evidence and highlights the value of healthy eating and physical activity, investing in social determinants of health (SDOH) for children and families, and policy changes to strengthen child population health. provide strategies for improvement. The nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.

writers rochelle paesMPH, Project Director, Early Childhood and Health, and caliste chong, MS, manager, practice and prevention, both of Nemours Children’s Health, write in a review, Improving child care through healthy eating and physical activity, that the child care field is delicate and complex, but that quality improvement efforts are driving healthy improvement. have been successful. food and physical activity. Diverse childcare providers, including family child care homes, can effectively embed nutrition and physical activity standards into their environments to promote healthy eating and active play, limit screen time, and support breastfeeding.

Rachel ThorntonMD, PhD, FAAP, Vice President, Chief Health Equity Officer, Children’s Nemours Health, reports in an article, Addressing population health disparities: Investing in the social determinants of children’s and families’ health to advance child health equity, that the COVID-19 pandemic has focused on disparities and disparities in US health and healthcare. paid more attention In response to these stark disparities, many health systems are adopting efforts and initiatives to address social needs, SDOH, racism, and health equity.

abby nerlingerIn a review, Social Determinants of Health Screening in Pediatric Health Care Settings, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist, Nemours Children’s Health, Delaware Valley, writes that both the transition to value-based care and the COVID-19 pandemic have a significant impact on screening practices Is kept. For SDOH, with implications for providers, communities and policy makers.

These publications support Nemours’ vision of creating the healthiest generation of children by caring for the whole child. Nemours strategy for redefining children’s health includes improving pediatric population health, addressing disparities in health equity, and going beyond medicine to help communities thrive.

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About Nemours Children’s Health

Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, consisting of two free-standing children’s hospitals and a network of more than 70 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours Children’s strives to transform children’s health by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe and high-quality care while looking beyond medicine to the health of the whole child. Nemours Children’s also powers Nemours, the world’s most visited website for health information for children and teens.

The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. DuPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to children, families and communities. Visit for more information.



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