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2012
Article
Authors:

Yun K, Hebrank K, Graber LK, Sullivan MC, Chen I, Gupta J

The global rise in non-communicable disease (NCD) suggests that US-based refugees are increasingly affected by chronic conditions. However, health services have focused on the detection of infectious disease, with relatively limited data on chronic NCDs. Using data from a retrospective m...

Spring 2013
Authors:

David Rubin, Amanda O’Reilly, Sarah Zlotnik, Taylor Hendricks, Catherine Zorc, Meredith Matone, Kathleen Noonan

This Evidence to Action brief presents data from the longitudinal Children’s Stability and Well-Being study (CSAW), which followed a cohort of children in foster care placement, and identifies related systems recommendations to improve school success for children involved with child welf...

Fall 2013 Reprint
Authors:
Meredith Matone, Cara Curtis, Arina Chesnokova, Katherine Yun, Amanda Kreider, Meredith Curtis, David Rubin

This Evidence to Action brief draws on lessons learned through PolicyLab's evaluation of the Pennsylvania Nurse-Family Partnership, and presents key concepts and recommendations for public health program evaluation. As many maternal and child home visitation programs scale up under the ...

Fall 2012
Authors:

Sheyla P. Medina, Katherine Sell, Jane Kavanagh, Cara Curtis, Joanne N. Wood

This Evidence to Action brief provides an overview of data collection systems and identifies strategies to improve tracking of child abuse and neglect cases. Nearly one out of every 100 children in the United States were identified by state child protective service (CPS) agencies as vic...

Summer 2012
Authors:

Jane Kavanagh, Marsha Gerdes, Katherine Sell, Manuel Jimenez, James Guevara

This Evidence to Action brief highlights PolicyLab's work related to developmental screenings for young children. Developmental delays affect between 10 and 13 percent of U.S. children under the age of three; however, only two to three percent of children in this age group receive Early...

Summer 2011
Authors:

Christine M. Forke, Cynthia Mollen, Sarah Zlotnik, Jane E. Kavanaugh, Katherine Sell, Kathleen Noonan

This Evidence to Action brief highlights the risks associated with childbearing during adolescence, for both the mother and the child, and it recommends practical, data-driven actions for reducing pregnancy during adolescence. Adolescent pregnancy continues to be one of our nation’s mos...

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Fall 2009
Authors:

Jane E. Kavanagh, Elizabeth Brooks, Susan Dougherty, Marsha Gerdes, James Guevara, and David Rubin

This Evidence to Action brief documents the crucial role that timely prevention, detection and intervention services play in achieving positive health outcomes for children with mental health disorders, and it identifies action steps that state and federal policy makers can take to ensur...

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Fall 2009
Authors:

Kathleen Noonan, David Rubin, Robin Mekonnen, Sarah Zlotnik, and Amanda O’Reilly

This Evidence to Action brief identifies action steps that can be taken by state and federal policy makers  that could improve placement stability for children in foster care, thereby improving the health, educational, and social-emotional outcomes for these children. Placement instabil...

Spring 2013

This Research at a Glance brief documents the effectiveness of providing decision support strategies and tools to clinicians for promoting the initiation of the HPV vaccine series, and it documents the effectiveness of providing decision support strategies and tools to families for ensur...

Spring 2012
Authors:

Rubin D, Matone M, Huang Y-S, dosReis S, Feudtner C, Localio R

This Research at a Glance brief summarizes the findings and recommendations of a PolicyLab research project that reveals that the proportion of children in foster care who are prescribed psychotropic medication continues to be much higher than all Medicaid-enrolled children.

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