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Resources by Topic: Children and youth

Supporting Students Year-Round: New Options for Summer Benefits
A slide deck that provides information on non-congregate meals in rural areas and the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for Children (Summer EBT). Discusses policy and program enrollment, food insecurity data, and summer meal program case studies.
Author(s): Carolyn Vega, Chris Bernard, Katie Raymond
Date: 04/2024
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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Annual Insurance Update 2024: Health Insurance in Kansas
Reports on health insurance coverage across Kansas and nationwide, including 2009-2022 trends in coverage. Presents 2021 county-level data on uninsured rates by age group and urban/rural classification, as well as Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment by county.
Author(s): Angela S Wu, Kaci Cink, Cynthia Snyder, Wen-Chieh Lin
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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Child Nutrition Program Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, July 2020 through December 2021 School Meals Operations Study, Year 2 Report (Final)
Describes trends in Child Nutrition (CN) Program program participation during the COVID-19 pandemic, from July 2020 through December 2021. Builds on a previous report that presents data on the number of meals served, operational and financial challenges of state agencies and local program operators, and the use of COVID-19 Child Nutrition nationwide waivers.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): Liana Washburn, Veronica Severn, Brett Eiffes, et al.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Evaluating a Web-Based Training Curriculum for Disseminating Best Practices for the Care of Newborns with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome in a Rural Hospital, the NOWS-NM Program
Evaluates the NOWS-NM program, a web-based training program for care of newborns with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) in rural New Mexico hospitals. Describes results of interviews with 16 providers on their experiences with NOWS and attitudes toward local NOWS treatment. Discusses stigma reduction and knowledge of non-pharmacologic NOWS treatment.
Author(s): Heather Pratt-Chavez, Heidi Rishel Brakey, Sarah G. Sanders, et al.
Citation: BMC Pediatrics, 24, 258
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Seasonal Extreme Temperatures and Short-Term Fine Particulate Matter Increases Pediatric Respiratory Healthcare Encounters in a Sparsely Populated Region of the Intermountain Western United States
Analyzes the impact of short-term fine particulate matter (PM) and seasonal temperatures on children's health in rural, western Montana. Examines healthcare visits for asthma, lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), and upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) and examines the correlation between environmental changes and healthcare outcomes.
Author(s): Erin L. Landguth, Jonathon Knudson, Jon Graham, et al.
Citation: Environmental Health, 23, 40
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Facing Disproportionate Danger, Rural Communities Take a Grassroots Approach to Road Safety
Discusses rural traffic risks. Features programs in rural communities focused on seat belt use, car seat safety, and addressing impaired and distracted driving.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Strategy To Support Perinatal Mental Health By Collaborating With Tribal Communities In Montana
Describes a community-based participatory approach with Montana tribal communities to create an online guide of mental health resources for prenatal to age three populations. Discusses the outcomes of collaboration, the Two-Eyed Seeing approach for health promotion, and opportunities for including cultural knowledge and values in future health promotion work.
Author(s): Amy Stiffarm, Stephanie Morton, Dawn Gunderson, et al.
Citation: Health Affairs, 43(4)
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
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Disparities in Continuous Glucose Monitor Use Between Children With Type 1 Diabetes Living in Urban and Rural Areas
Examines the uptake of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology in children with type 1 diabetes. Utilizes 2018-2021 electronic health record (EHR) data to observe CGM use according to patient sex, race/ethnicity, age, insurance type, and rurality. Discusses disparities among rural and urban populations.
Author(s): Daniel R. Tilden, Benjamin French, Karishma A. Datye, Sarah S. Jaser
Citation: Diabetes Care, 47(3), 346-352
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Understanding Planning for Tribal Home Visiting Implementation: A Report From the Multi-Site Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting
Examines model implementation of home visiting programs within U.S. indigenous communities. Uses community-engaged approaches to identify planning, implementation, challenges, and supports of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) program.
Author(s): Melina Salvador, Kirsten Keene, Tess Abrahamson-Richards, et al.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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History of the National Survey of Early Care and Education, Part II: The Development of the 2019 NSECE and the NSECE COVID-19 Longitudinal Follow-Up
Provides information on the different versions of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), including policy developments, funding, program expansions, survey methodology, and findings. Includes discussion of ECE in rural areas.
Author(s): Martha Zaslow, Tamara Halle, Rebecca Madill, Nicole Forry
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Child Trends
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