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Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Changes in Pediatric Hospitalizations and In-Hospital Deaths in the Initial Period of the COVID-19 Pandemic (April-September 2020), 13 States
Presents data from 13 states on the number of pediatric hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths between April–September 2020 and compares this data to statistics from the same quarter in 2016-2019. Presents data by patient characteristics, including urban or rural status. Includes data on the percent of pediatric hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in 2020.
Author(s): Lawrence D. Reid, Zhengyi Fang
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2020
Reports on vaccination coverage among U.S. adolescents ages 13 through 17. Includes data on vaccination coverage by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan residence and poverty status. Includes nonmetro data related to the following vaccines: Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis), MenACWY (quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate), HPV (human papillomavirus), MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and varicella.
Author(s): Cassandra Pingali, David Yankey, Laurie D. Elam-Evans, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(35), 1183-1190
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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USDA Food and Nutrition Service - FNS Response to COVID-19
Offers links for resources related to child nutrition programs, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and USDA food programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Food and Nutrition Service
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2020 Louisiana Health Report Card
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, COVID-19, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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Arkansas Child Obesity Growth Patterns and Evaluations of Preschool Interventions on Obesity in Kindergarten
Study examining body mass index (BMI) growth in Arkansas children between Kindergarten and Grade 8 using data from the Arkansas Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organizes data based on gender, race/ethnicity, social determinants of health (SDOH) indicators, and by rural and urban location. Discusses case studies of Kindergarten weight intervention programs.
Author(s): Anthony Goudie, Kanna Lewis, Joseph Thompson
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Youth Perceptions of Vaccination for COVID-19 in the United States
Results of a national text message survey on the perspectives of youths aged 14-24 years regarding COVID-19 vaccine acceptability, perceived barriers to vaccination, and anticipated changes in behavior. Table 1 features demographic statistics with breakdowns including urban, suburban, and rural location.
Author(s): Stephen M. Gorga, Eric J. Brandt, Julia Rosenberg, et al.
Citation: JAMA Health Forum, 2(8)
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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Nurse Perspectives Regarding Implementation of an Asthma Monitoring Mobile Health Application in the School Setting
Study exploring nurse experiences with school-based telehealth (SBTH) implementation, specifically SBTH asthma programs in South Carolina. Discusses barriers to asthma care for rural children and the potential for SBTH and mobile health to treat childhood asthma. Draws data from 26 survey respondents that addresses interests in specific mobile application features and issues related to caregiver and family participation.
Author(s): Emily E. Johnson, Claire MacGeorge, Annie Andrews, et al.
Citation: Telemedicine and e-Health, 27(8), 955-962
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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ACEs Screening in Rural California: Exploring Provider Perspectives and Experiences
Report examining the implementation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening in rural communities in Northern California based on interviews with Medi-Cal providers. Discusses opportunities to support screening, referral, and treatment as well as barriers, including limited time, resources, infrastructure, and skilled staff. Discusses disproportionate rates of ACEs in rural adults and health impacts of ACEs.
Author(s): Kathryn Stewart, Lisa Tadlock, Shauna Olsen, Sue Grinnell
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: California Department of Health Care Services, Northern ACEs Collaborative, Population Health Innovation Lab, Public Health Institute
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Unintentional Drowning Deaths Among Children Aged 0-17 Years: United States, 1999-2019
Reports on accidental drowning deaths using National Vital Statistics System data, including rates of drowning by gender, age, race/ethnicity, and rural and urban location.
Author(s): Merianne Rose Spencer, Holly Hedegaard, Margaret Warner
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Acceptability of Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination Among Adolescents and Parents of Adolescents — United States, April 15–23, 2021
Reports on intent for COVID-19 vaccination among unvaccinated adolescents age 13-17 and the parents of those age 12-17, as well as vaccination receipt for adolescents age 16–17 years. Includes information by location for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Aaron M. Scherer, Amber M. Gedlinske, Andrew M. Parker, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(28), 997-1003
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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