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Jul, 2001

Guevara JP, Lozano P, Wickizer T, Mell L, Gephart H

BACKGROUND: Despite an increasing prevalence of diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children, the impact of ADHD on utilization and costs of health care services is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine differences in health care utilization and costs betwee...

Winter 2014

This Research at a Glance brief provides an overview of an ongoing research project examining the effectiveness of patient portals as mechanisms to improve provider-patient relationships and improve care for children with asthma. For more information, see the project page, AAP News summ...


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

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
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

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

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

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...