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PPN Newsletter             February 2008


Listed below are recent updates to the Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities website (http://www.promisingpractices.net).


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Online Video of PPN Policy Event: The Quality of Health Care for America's Children

Dr. Elizabeth McGlynn presents research findings on the quality of children's health care
When it comes to getting the right care at the right time, children in the United States fare even worse than adults. According to findings from a recent RAND Corporation study, the largest and most comprehensive examination of health care quality for America's children, children receive recommended health care less than half the time. Dr. Elizabeth McGlynn, Associate Director for RAND Health and an internationally recognized expert on assessing and reporting on quality of care, presented findings from this study at a recent PPN Policy Luncheon, held at the RAND Corporation headquarters in Santa Monica, California on December 4, 2007.

Go to PPN pageLearn more and see the video of this eventGo to PPN pageSee related news release and journal abstract at rand.org

Congratulations to the PPN Survey Winners!

PPN survey
Congratulations go to Steven Jewell of Akron, Ohio, Bev Kreiner of Medina, Ohio, and Malcolm Lewis of Toowoomba, Australia. They were the winners of the random cash prize drawing for respondents to PPN's recent visitor survey. Thank you to everyone who participated!


RESEARCH IN BRIEF

Listed below are research summaries that have been added to the PPN site this month.


See all in this area »  Healthy and Safe Children


Behavioral Problems Following Reunification of Children in Long-Term Foster Care — Feb. 2008

Marketing Infant Formula Through Hospitals: The Impact of Commercial Hospital Discharge Packs on Breastfeeding — Feb. 2008

Public Health Surveillance of Fatal Child Maltreatment: Analysis of 3 State Programs — Feb. 2008

Unrealistic Fatalism in U.S. Youth Ages 14 to 22: Prevalence and Characteristics — Feb. 2008

Breastfeeding Duration and Childhood Overweight Among Low-Income Children in Kansas — Jan. 2008

Effect of a Targeted Subsidy on Intake of Fruits and Vegetables Among Low-Income Women in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — Jan. 2008

Family Meals and Disordered Eating in Adolescents — Jan. 2008

Pediatric Dentistry: How Can Dental Care for Low-Income Children Be Improved? — Jan. 2008

Predicting Sexual Initiation in a Prospective Cohort Study of Adolescents — Jan. 2008

Racial/Ethnic Minority Children's Use of Psychiatric Emergency Care in California's Public Mental Health System — Jan. 2008

Receptivity to Alcohol Marketing Predicts Initiation of Alcohol Use — Jan. 2008

School-Associated Student Homicides — Jan. 2008

Scientists Can Predict Psychotic Illness in up to 80 Percent of High-Risk Youth — Jan. 2008

Social and Emotional Consequences of Refraining From Sexual Activity Among Sexually Experienced and Inexperienced Youths in California — Jan. 2008

Socioeconomic Disparities in the Prevalence of Work-Related Injuries Among Adolescents in the United States — Jan. 2008

Teens Who Work Are More Likely to Smoke — Jan. 2008

U.S. Secondary Schools and Food Outlets — Jan. 2008

The Co-Occurrence of Internet Harassment and Unwanted Sexual Solicitation Victimization and Perpetration: Associations with Psychosocial Indicators — Dec. 2007

Electronic Bullying Among Middle School Students — Dec. 2007

Examining the Overlap in Internet Harassment and School Bullying: Implications for School Intervention — Dec. 2007

Prevalence and Predictors of Internet Bullying — Dec. 2007

Smoking Rates Among Adolescents in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs — Dec. 2007

Vulnerable Infants and Toddlers in Four Service Systems — Sep. 2007


See all in this area »  Children Ready for School


Vulnerable Infants and Toddlers in Four Service Systems — Sep. 2007


See all in this area »  Children Succeeding in School


Unrealistic Fatalism in U.S. Youth Ages 14 to 22: Prevalence and Characteristics — Feb. 2008

The Family: America's Smallest School — Oct. 2007


See all in this area »  Strong Families


Behavioral Problems Following Reunification of Children in Long-Term Foster Care — Feb. 2008

Effect of a Targeted Subsidy on Intake of Fruits and Vegetables Among Low-Income Women in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — Jan. 2008

Pediatric Dentistry: How Can Dental Care for Low-Income Children Be Improved? — Jan. 2008

Socioeconomic Disparities in the Prevalence of Work-Related Injuries Among Adolescents in the United States — Jan. 2008

The Potential Impact of Increasing Child Support Payments to TANF Families — Dec. 2007

Economic Mobility of Black and White Families — Nov. 2007

Economic Mobility of Families Across Generations — Nov. 2007

The Family: America's Smallest School — Oct. 2007

Vulnerable Infants and Toddlers in Four Service Systems — Sep. 2007



ABOUT OUR SUPPORTERS

The Promising Practices Network appreciates the generosity of our supporting organizations:


Annie E. Casey Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation

Colorado Foundation for Families and Children

The Colorado Trust

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Family and Community Trust

Family Connection Partnership

Foundation Consortium for California's Children & Youth

Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media, at Saint Vincent College

Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF)

Kansas Action for Children

KidsOhio.org

New York State Office of Children & Family Services

RAND Corporation

The Spencer Foundation


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