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The immigrant birthweight paradox in an urban cohort: Role of immigrant enclaves and ambient air pollution

Immigrants are a rapidly growing population in the United States (US). By the year 2065, immigrants and subsequent generations will account for 88% of the country’s growth or ~103 million […]

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Postnatal exposure to PM2.5 and weight trajectories in early childhood

Background: Inconsistent evidence has assessed the impact of air pollution exposure on children’s growth trajectories. We investigated the role of 90-day average postnatal fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposures by estimating […]

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Can the Hunger Vital Sign™ act as a prescreen for other social needs?

Over the past decade, the health care community has demonstrated growing interest in and commitment to addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and patients’ social needs – the midstream manifestations […]

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Failure to Thrive or Growth Faltering: Medical, Developmental/Behavioral, Nutritional, and Social Dimensions

Practice Gap Beyond recognizing the medical and nonmedical dimensions that often interact to cause childhood growth faltering and malnutrition, it is important to understand the role of pediatric feeding disorders, […]

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Housing and Neighborhoods as Root Causes of Child Poverty

Understanding how housing inequities among families with children are rooted in structural racism is important for identifying opportunities to engage in ongoing and collective work as pediatricians to lift children […]

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The American Rescue Plan Act, A Critical Opportunity To Improve Child and Family Health

Originally posted on HealthAffairs. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides a critical opportunity to improve child and family health and well-being by reducing the poverty and food insecurity that […]

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Comparing Food Security Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations When Choosing Measures

Food insecurity (FI) is a public health issue in the US. Over the past 25 years, national prevalence of food insecurity – encompassing both low and very low food security […]

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Screening Discordance and Characteristics of Patients With Housing-Related Social Risks

Introduction Healthcare systems are increasingly interested in identifying patients’ housing-related risks, but minimal information exists to inform screening question selection. The primary study aim is to evaluate discordance among 5 […]

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St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Annual Health Equity Report

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Health Equity Report Health equity is at the core of who we are. Ensuring we deliver the very best of care to each and every […]