Sites that cover Health Policy
Institution Center on Children and Families
Presents policy research focused on the well-being of America's
children and their parents, particularly those in less advantaged families;
understanding the reasons for poverty or low income, especially among working
families; and policies which could improve the prospects and the life chances
of these families and children. Topics
addressed by the Center include health care policy, teen pregnancy and child
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
This site covers health care policy and offers information on dealing
with the financial cost of care including. Issues
covered include: Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, WIC, data on health insurance
coverage, health related tax policies, and private insurance.
Center for Child and
Family Policy (Duke University)
The policy issues covered on the Center for Child and Family Policy
site include: early childhood
adversity, substance abuse prevention, youth violence, and problem behavior.
Contributors to the research are scholars, practitioners, public health
professionals and policy makers.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
This site covers the following main areas in public health relating
to child health policy: childbearing and pregnancy; teen pregnancy prevention;
and child health insurance.
Chapin Hall Center For Children at
The University of Chicago
The focus of the Center for Children is on promoting child welfare
and mental health issues. Resources offered include economic programs for
children and their families, community resources, development strategies,
strategies to prevent maltreatment, and child well-being indicators.
Child and Family Policy
The Child and Family Policy site offers research on policy issues
relevant to children and their families. The main focus of the research is on
developing a more asset based and comprehensive means to promote the success of
children. The site offer
information about child health policy, child welfare and family preservation
and community-based services.
Child Trends Data Bank
On the topic of child health policy and public health, this site
addresses: health status and
disability; mental health, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; healthcare, sexual
activity and teen childbearing.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum)
is a collection of 20 federal government agencies involved in research and
activities related to children and families. The Forum produces an annual
report detailing statistics related to a number of indicators of well-being.
Topics include: health care
policy, obesity, childhood vaccination rates, low birth weight, cigarette
smoking and drug use, childhood mortality rates, and adolescent births.
Department of Health and Human
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) site has a Families &
Children section with useful links to other sites, information on specific HHS
programs/agencies, links to public health and human service statistics, as well
as policy information regarding public health, welfare reform, and medical
privacy. Other topics covered
include: safety and wellness, health insurance, Medicaid and
child and teen health
Future of Children
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at
Princeton University and the Brookings Institution produce this journal. Two
issues are published each year and address topics including: childhood obesity;
health insurance for children; unintentional injuries in childhood; health care
policy; and child health policy. All
journal issues are archived and available online.
Joint Center for Poverty
This site offers research findings and policy information related to
the causes of poverty, and the consequences for children and families. A
variety of topics, as they relate to poverty and outcomes for children are
covered; these include: poverty
and childhood health, poverty and psychosocial adjustment and Medicaid.
NCCP provides information for policymakers regarding issues such as
child health policy, public health insurance, children’s mental health issues,
and federal assistance programs, as they relate to low-income children and
families. Demographics and other data are easily accessed. Visitors to the site
may also search by state, by policy, or may view the publications index.
National Adolescent Health
This site provides information related to adolescent health,
including research on adolescent well-being, health care, SCHIP and
preventative health services for adolescents.
NGA’s Center for Best Practices covers the following issues relating
to child health policy and public health: school health; maternal and child
health; health insurance including SCHIP; suicide prevention; childhood
obesity; tobacco prevention and control; and substance abuse and addiction.
National Institute of Health
NIH is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting
medical research. This site provides useful information for those interested in
child and adolescent health, and current research in the medical field. Topics
covered by the site include:
childhood physical and mental health, medical disorders, child well-being and
Center for Women and Families
The site covers relating to health care policy and child health
policy: disabilities and Social Security; child and teen health; mental health;
kids and violence; smoking; drinking and drugs; sports health; and teen
Public Agenda seeks to increase public engagement through unbiased
public opinion research. Research studies are presented on the site and may be
searched by topic. The political context of different public health issues is
discussed. Topics covered include: children and family, child care, education,
immigration, poverty and welfare, and Medicare.
RAND Child Policy
RAND Child Policy covers research on children’s issues from prenatal
to age 18. Users may browse publications by topic. Abstracts, research briefs,
and some full-text documents are provided on public health and health care
policy. Topics covered include: prenatal care, newborn health, uninsured
children, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
The Urban Institute provides of range of information regarding health
care policy and child health policy. Topics
covered include: community based health care, disabilities, health insurance
including SCHIP, and health statistics.
Zero to Three
The Public Policy Initiatives section under professional sites looks
at critical federal issues relating to child health policy and public health
with a particular focus on the lives of babies and toddlers including. Topics
covered include: disabilities;
healthy brain development; feeding and nutrition; childhood obesity; childhood
asthma; and infant mental health.
Topic Summary: Information regarding health policy as it pertains to
children and families can be access through publications and findings found in
the sites listed. Sites listed include government and academic institutions
that study the development and implementation of health care policy and child
health policy. Specific public health topics addressed include: medical
insurance, substance abuse and child-well being indicators.
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