Child Health Research Data & Publications

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  • 07/18/11
    The State of America's Children® 2011 Report
    CDF's State of America's Children Report is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and U.S. state research data on child poverty, children's health, child welfare, youth at risk, childhood and youth education, and other key child indicators.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 07/15/11
    Child Watch® Column: "The State of America's Children"
    The Children's Defense Fund has just released a new report, The State of America's Children 2011, which paints a disturbing portrait of child needs across our country. With rampant unemployment, housing foreclosures, homelessness, hunger, and massive looming federal and state budget cuts, children's well-being is in great jeopardy. One in five children is poor and children are our nation's poorest age group.
  • 06/27/11
    Children's Health Coverage State Fact Sheets
    These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding children's health coverage in each state including data on the uninsured, those enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, income eligibility and enrollment procedures.
  • 06/27/11
    Children's Health Coverage State Fact Sheets
    These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding children's health coverage in each state including data on the uninsured, those enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, income eligibility and enrollment procedures.
  • 05/26/11
    Medicaid Myths and Facts
    A factsheet for advocates to rebut the myths and to arm themselves with the facts about the Medicaid program and the 38 million children to which it provides critical health services.
  • 05/26/11
    Medicaid Myths and Facts
    A factsheet for advocates to rebut the myths and to arm themselves with the facts about the Medicaid program and the 38 million children to which it provides critical health services.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/22/11
    Child Watch® Column: "Children's Health on the Chopping Block"
    Like many parents, California mother Anne-Marie Skinner knows "accidents happen." Her active, athletic teenagers Constance and Lucas are both involved in a number of extracurricular activities, and both have unfortunately suffered sports-related injuries that required serious medical care.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/01/11
    Child Watch® Column: "Celebrating and Protecting Health Reform for Children"
    A year ago President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Affordable Care Act"), guaranteeing access to health coverage for 32 million uninsured people in America including 95 percent of all children. Racial minorities are disproportionately uninsured today and the Affordable Care Act will have a particularly positive impact in communities of color if allowed to go forward.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/04/11
    Child Watch® Column: "Deamonte Driver's Continuing Legacy"
    Four years ago this February, an entire community was devastated in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., when 12-year-old seventh grader Deamonte Driver died after complications from a tooth abscess. His mother Alyce, who worked at low-paying jobs, had searched for a dentist to treat Deamonte's toothache who would accept Medicaid, but she was unsuccessful.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/04/11
    Child Watch® Column: "Renewing the Promise of the Child Health Insurance Program"
    February 4th marks the second anniversary of the Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), which has already helped many states make significant improvements in health coverage for children. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a report highlighting many of the gains made in enrolling eligible, but uninsured children in health coverage. During fiscal year 2010, children's enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP increased by more than two million!
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