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  • Marian Wright Edelman 05/08/09
    Child Watch® Column: "Insurance CEOs Get Rich While Denying Health Coverage to Children"
    Katie Hebert, age 4, is a very sick little girl. She gets severe seizure-like attacks that can last 11 hours from an undiagnosed neuro-developmental disorder. She is deaf in one ear, has a feeding disorder and requires daily medication for asthma...
  • Marian Wright Edelman 05/01/09
    Child Watch® Column: "The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy"
    After falling for many years, the teen pregnancy rate is again on the rise. According to a report released in March by the National Center for Health Statistics, the teen birth rate increased 5 percent between 2005 and 2007. And a 2007 Centers for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that the declines in teenage sexual activity and increases in teenage contraceptive use have come to a standstill.
  • 05/01/09
    Children in the States Factsheets
    These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in 2008 in each state.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/10/09
    Child Watch® Column: "A Public Health Insurance Plan Can Cover All of Our Children"
    It's plain that our nation's health insurance system is broken: 46 million people in America lack health coverage—nine million of them children—and the number of uninsured is growing during the current recession.
  • In Harm's Way 04/08/09
    In Harm's Way - True Stories on Uninsured Texas Children
    In Harm's Way - True Stories of Uninsured Texas Children, documents the personal stories of 16 families from across Texas whose children are uninsured.
  • 03/31/09
    Cradle to Prison PipelineĀ® State Factsheets
    These factsheets provide basic state-level data on the various issues related to the pipeline including poverty, health care, early childhood education, education, child welfare, juvenile justice system and incarceration, and community violence. They also provide action steps needed to protect and reroute children from the pipeline.
  • 03/23/09
    The New Economic Recovery Law: Resources to Help Children and the Economy
    CDF gathered useful materials from federal agencies, congressional sources, and advocacy and other organizations so you can begin familiarizing yourself with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding and program activities available in your state and community. To ensure that children and families truly benefit from these increased funds, it is important to identify funding coming into your state that can be used to invest in children, families, and communities. These links will be updated on a regular basis, so check back frequently.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/20/09
    Child Watch® Column: "Dentists Remember and Respond to a Child's Preventable Death"
    To the horror of us all, Deamonte Driver, a seventh grader from Prince George's County, Maryland, died of complications from an abscessed tooth on February 25, 2007. The outrage is that Deamonte's life could have been saved by routine dental visits and an $80 extraction.
  • 01/23/09
    Marian Wright Edelman's La Columna Child Watch®: "Ha llegado el momento de rescatar de la pobreza a nuestros niños y familias indigentes "
    Mientras la actual recesi??n se ha convertido posiblemente en la peor crisis econ??mica desde la Gran Depresi??n de los a??os 30, todos fuimos testigos por medio de la televisi??n de las declaraciones y s??plica por un rescate econ??mico de los CEOs (Directores ejecutivos) de grandes bancos, empresas de inversi??n, sociedades hipotecarias y compa|?as automovil??sticas. Sostuvieron que la bancarrota de tales colosos corporativos dar??a lugar a una cat??strofe econ??mica.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 12/26/08
    Child Watch® Column: "CDF's 35th Anniversary: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
    "As we all look to a new year and pause to remember the highlights of the last one, the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is reflecting on a major milestone: 2008 marked our 35th anniversary. In October, we celebrated with a special event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C."
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