Evidence to Action Brief

May, 2017

Steinway C, Gable J, Jan S

The transition from pediatric to adult health care systems can be daunting for anyone, but is especially challenging for young people with intellectual disabilities or other special health care needs. These youth and young adults face numerous challenges while navigating the transition p...

Mar, 2017

Nabet B, Gable J, Eder J, Feemster K

Despite availability and routine recommendation of these vaccines, approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States still die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. While ongoing vaccination programs help to keep these diseases at bay, some vaccine-preventable dise...

Dec, 2016

Gable J, Eder J, Mollen C

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported more than 1.5 million chlamydia and 400,000 gonorrhea cases in 2015, mostly in adolescents and young adults.1,2 A relatively simple treatment can cure most patients of chlamydia and gonorrhea, but treating an infected patient ...

Apr, 2016

Gable J, Eder J, Noonan K, Feemster K

PolicyLab sought to understand the low uptake of HPV vaccines and conducted multiple studies to evaluate parents’ decision-making, barriers to access, and both health care provider and health care system influences on vaccine delivery. In this Evidence to Action brief, we discuss the im...

Dec, 2015

Dowshen N, Meadows R, Byrnes M, Hawkins L, Eder J, Noonan K

This PolicyLab Evidence to Action brief provides information and recommendations for practitioners, administrators, and policymakers to ensure comprehensive care and support and improve health and well-being for gender non-conforming children and adolescents. Although the authors of this...

Jun, 2015

Jonas J, Eder J, Noonan K, Rubin D, Fieldston E

This Evidence to Action brief provides an in-depth look at the relationship between socioeconomic status and the processes of care that enhance value and health outcomes for children. Investigators at PolicyLab and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) conducted a series of studies ...

May, 2015

Matone M, Zlotnik S, Noonan K, Miller D, Rubin DM

This Evidence to Action brief provides an in-depth look at antipsychotic medication prescribing to children on Medicaid and in foster care. At PolicyLab, our research portfolio on psychotropic medication prescribing grew from clinical concern that an increased number of children in fost...

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...