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Reports: Other Health

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2–19 Years: United States, 1963–1965 Through 2017-2018
National Center for Health Statistics, December 2020, 7 pp.
Results from the 2017–2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, using measured heights and weights, indicate that an estimated 17.2% of U.S. children and adolescents aged 2–19 years are obese and another 16.2% are overweight   more info >

Hunger in America 2016
Feeding America, August 2016, 49 pp.
Findings from a survey of food programs in Feeding America's food assistance network and clients that accessed those services in 2012-2013. The study found an increased number of individuals relying on charitable assistance to access nutrition foods for their families.   more info >

Hispanic Children Least Likely to Have Health Insurance Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Language Barriers to Coverage
Carsey School of Public Policy, June 2016, 6 pp.
This policy brief examines health insurance coverage of Hispanic children and its relationship to their citizenship status, their parents’ citizenship status, parents’ insurance coverage, language spoken at home, and their state’s Medicaid expansion policies.   more info >

Later Retirement, Inequality in Old Age, and the Growing Gap in Longevity Between Rich and Poor
Brookings Institute, January 2016, 88 pp.
Explores the gap between lifetime Social Security benefits received by poor and less educated workers and the benefits received by high-income and well educated workers, which is widening in favor of higher income workers.   more info >

Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: Promising Strategies to Improve Access to Fresh, Healthy Food and Transform Communities (expanded version)
PolicyLink, July 2011, 84 pp.
Presents promising programs and policies that work to increase access to healthy foods in underserved communities.  Includes case studies.   more info >

Web sites

Rural Grocery Stores: Ownership Models and Tips
This site examines some common ownership models used by individuals and communities to address the need for local grocery stores in rural communities.   more info >

Evidence-Based Pratices Resource Center
Searchable database of interventions designed to promote mental health or prevent or treat mental illness, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders.   more info >

CDC Adolescent and School Health
Information, data, and statistics on youth health topics.   more info >

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