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Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/expenditures_on_children_by_families/crc2015.pdf

AKA. The Cost of Raising a Child.  Estimates that families will spend an average of $233,610 to raise a child, born in 2015,  from birth to age 17.  Includes a range of expenditure levels, from

$174,600 for lower income families to $372,210 for higher income families.  Does not include the cost of a college education.  The annual report is used by states to determine child support and foster care guidelines.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States: Summary for Parents and Caregivers

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/sites/default/files/peanut-allergy-prevention-guidelines-parent-summary.pdf

Summarizes the revised guidelines on introducing peanut-containing foods into the diet early in life to prevent the development of peanut allergies.  Following a clinical trial, researchers found that regular consumption of peanut-containing foods reduced the risk of peanut allergy by 81%.  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 

NIH-Sponsored Expert Panel Issues Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Peanut Allergy

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical

https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/nih-sponsored-expert-panel-issues-clinical-guidelines-prevent-peanut-allergy

Press release describing clinical trial and resulting recommendations for clinicians and parents on reducing the risk of peanut allergies.  Also contains links to existing 2010 Guidelines related to food allergies which the new guidelines supplement.  From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 

Report: The Continuing Need to Rethink Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Disability,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/school_discipline_report_-_120916.pdf

Describes progress made and calls for further efforts to reform exclusionary school discipline policies which often betray disparities along racial, sex, and disability characteristics.  Includes a section on the impact of exclusionary discipline practices.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Concentration of Health Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014

Categories: Children,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st497/stat497.pdf

In 2014 health care spending accounted for 17.5% of the U.S. GDP, yet only 5% of the population accounted for over half of all health care spending.  This report tracks spending among sub-populations based on age and insurance status.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2016

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2016.html

Detailed tables on the demographic characteristics of American adults, the kinds and sizes of households, living arrangements of children, and unmarried couples in households.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Majority of Children Live with Two Parents

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-192.html

Press release on family arrangements for children.  Since 1960 the percentage of children living with two parents has declined from 88% to 69%.  Also covers other household data such as marriage and family, unmarried couples, and older adults. Offers links to detailed tables. From the Census Bureau

 

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