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Maternal Characteristics of Prenatal WIC Receipt in the United States, 2016

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db298.pdf

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children seeks to improve fetal development and reduce problems due to inadequate nutrition during pregnancy.  This report describes prenatal WIC receipt in the U.S. in 2016 by state and by maternal age, race, and Hispanic origin, and education.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

State Variations in Infant Mortality by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother, 2013-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db295.pdf

Mississippi had the highest infant mortality rate and Massachusetts had the lowest.  This report covers infant mortality by geographic area and by race and Hispanic origin groups within states.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Safe Sleep for Babies: Eliminating Hazards

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/safesleep/

Reports that 3,500 sleep-related deaths occur among U.S. babies each year, reports on common hazards, and provides recommendations for safeguarding babies while sleeping.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Estimated Prevalence of Children with Diagnosed Developmental Disabilities in the United States, 2014-2016

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db291.pdf

Provides the latest prevalence estimates for diagnosed autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and other developmental delay among U.S. children aged 3-17.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Child Well-Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688252.pdf

Examines what is known about the state of child well-being and discusses selected experts’ views on what policymakers could consider doing.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Federal Prosecution of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Cases, 2004-2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fpcsecc0413.pdf

Examines a decade of cases prosecuted in federal courts involving child pornography production or possession and child sex trafficking.  Also includes demographic characteristics of those accused and outcomes of the cases.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to House and Senate Leaders and Immigration Principles and Policies

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/08/president-donald-j-trumps-letter-house-and-senate-leaders-immigration

Controversial proposal by the Trump Administration to reform immigration policies including building a southwestern border wall, removing unaccompanied alien children, closing “loopholes” in asylum procedures and hiring additional immigration judges to reduce the backlog of pending cases, and punishing so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal grants.  From the White House

 

SSI Recipients by State and County, 2016

Categories: Children,Disability,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2016/index.html

Covers the number of recipients by state or county, eligibility category, and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income Program during 2016.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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