National Academy of Medicine

A Unified Foundation to Support a Highly Qualified Early Childhood Workforce

  As a result of the recommendations from the report Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying
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Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Starts in Childhood

The importance of good nutrition practices on health and well-being has been recognized for thousands of years. One familiar quote attributed to
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Methods for a National Birth Cohort Study

As we outlined in the previous paper in this series, our nation needs foundational data in order to understand how social, physical, chemical, and nutritional
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Why the United States Needs a National Birth Cohort Study

In a list of 17 high-income countries, the United States ranks last in terms of life expectancy for males and second-to-last for females. The U
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familyPower: A Referral-Based Pediatric Obesity Treatment Program that Connects Clinic to Family

Overweight and obesity, and their negative sequelae, have become the focus of policy makers, business lea
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The Olmsted County (MN) Collaborative School-Located Influenza Immunization Program: A Population Health Case Report

Morbidity and mortality resulting from influenza have remained high in the United State
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An Educator’s View: Reflecting on Physical Activity: Moving Toward Obesity Solutions

As a physical educator and now the director of health and physical education (PE) for a large urban school district, I
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Health Care Reform as a Vehicle for Promoting Children’s Mental and Behavioral Health

Most mental health conditions emerge in childhood and adolescence, and many develop in the context
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A Measurement Framework for Early Childhood: Birth to 8 Years of Age

In recent years, mounting evidence on the importance of early childhood development has led to growing attention to
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