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Webinar: diversitydatakids.org and CLASP discuss influence of race, ethnicity and location on early childhood education access

December 14, 2016

Coverpage of Place and Race Matter webinar

Webinar called Place and Race Matter: Head Start and CCBDG Access by Race, Ethnicity, and Location features research from ICYFP's diversitydatakids.org and Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). The webinar examines neighborhood- and state-level access to Head Start and Child Care by race, ethnicity, and nativity. Policy implications of this research are also explored, with particular focus on Hispanic and immigrant children and families. Watch the webinar here!

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Rosenfeld and collaborators publish study analyzing and making call-to-actions for health literacy

December 2016

Dr. Lindsay Rosenfeld, ScD, ScM, ICYFP Scientist and Lecturer, in collaboration with Maria Dr. Dolores Navarro-Rubio (first author), MD; Rima Rudd,ScD; and Dr.Emilia Arrighi, PhD published “Health Literacy: Implications for the health system” in Medicina Clinica as a Special article! This paper describes and explores health literacy and features actions to improve population health. DOI:10.1016/j.medcli.2016.02.010

Photo of Dr. Joanna AlmeidaJoanna Almeida publishes study that identifies possible link between anti-immigrant policies and health of all Latinos

December 2016

A new study by Dr. Joanna Almeida titled “The association between anti-immigrant policies and perceived discrimination among Latinos in the US: A multilevel analysis” was just published in Social Science & Medicine-Population Health. This is the first quantitative, nationally representative study to identify a key link in the chain of how anti-immigrant policies may impact the health of all Latinos. Promoting policies which engender discrimination may have the unintended consequence of worsening health among a growing segment of the US population. Click here for the full article.

Mission and Vision of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy

The mission of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) is to conduct and disseminate policy relevant research on the well-being, health and development of children and their families. 

ICYFP’s vision is that all children should be able or enabled to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s (2004) definition of children’s health, that is, to develop and realize their potential, satisfy their needs, and develop the capacities that allow them to interact successfully with their biological, physical, and social environments.

There are vast global, national and local inequities in the ability of children to achieve health. ICYFP research seeks to understand the causes of these inequities and to offer program and policy solutions to alleviate them. ICYFP has a special focus on vulnerable children and their families, including those children who have fewer opportunities for achieving health due to their race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status or disability status. 

ICYFP research is informed by the notion that "children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today" (Janusz Korczak), that children have basic rights (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child), and that improving the well-being of children through social policy is a good investment in the future (Institute of Medicine 2004).

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