Health and Nutrition Programmes

Adequate health and nutrition is essential for the healthy development of children. Families affected by illness may not be able to work or provide proper care.  Children in these situations are at risk of dropping out of school in order to care for a sick adult and work in order to replace lost income.  If the caretaker dies from the illness, the child risks a number of negative outcomes including living on the street or being placed in institutional care.

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Sharron Frood & Edward Purssell - International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences,

This study used empirical data from health and social care professionals and cluster analysis to identify “barriers to” and “recommendations for” providing care and support to children living as AIDS orphans in township communities in Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa.

Spoon Foundation,

This document from the Spoon Foundation provides guidelines for residential institution administrators to keep children nourished and their immune systems strong during the pandemic through diverse, nutrient-dense foods.

Madelaine Smales, Melissa Savaglio, Susan Webster, Helen Skouteris, Bengianni Pizzirani, Renee O'Donnell, Rachael Green - Children and Youth Services Review,

This systematic review aimed to explore if and how the voices of young people in out-of-home care (OoHC) are represented in research examining their health.

Teresa Mwoma, et al - Journal of the British Academy,

This paper provides insights into the feasibility and lessons learned from rural Kenya in providing Care for Child Development (CCD) training and supporting its implementation alongside the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI).

Karleen Gribble - Western Sydney University,

In this Submission to the Inquiry into Support for Children of Imprisoned Parents, Karleen Gribble, Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University, comments on "the situation of infants and young children whose mothers are incarcerated and the support or undermining of their health and wellbeing in the justice system."

Helen Clark, Awa Marie Coll-Seck, et al - The Lancet Commissions,

This WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission lays the foundations for a new global movement for child health that addresses the two crises of climate change and predatory commercial exploitation, and presents high-level recommendations that position children at the centre of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Hannah C. Espeleta, Dana M. Bakula, Christina M. Sharkey, Jennifer Reinink, Amanda Cherry, Julie Lees, Deborah Shropshire, Larry L. Mullins, Stephen R. Gillaspy - Clinical Pediatrics,

This article provides recommendations for adapting the pediatric medical home (PMH) model for health care needs of youth in foster care.

Sarah J. Beal, Katie Nause, Nathan Lutz, Mary V. Greiner - Journal of Adolescent Health,

This study examined the impact of health care education materials designed for foster youth, called ICare2CHECK. It was hypothesized that ICare2CHECK would increase nonurgent ambulatory health care use and decrease emergency/urgent care use.

Conor O’Brien, John T. Rapp, Erica D. Kierce - Developmental Child Welfare,

For this study, the researchers conducted a retrospective descriptive study of Medicaid files for 30 individuals placed in a foster care system that included an analysis of 10 consecutive visits with a prescribing practitioner spanning 8–14 months.

Katie Albertson, Julia M. Crouch, Wadiya Udell, Allison Schimmel‐Bristow, Jessica Serrano, Kym R. Ahrens - Child & Family Social Work,

For this study, the researchers conducted 11 semistructured focus groups with 86 foster and kinship caregivers in three child welfare jurisdictions to understand their strategies for monitoring and communicating with youth in foster care around sexual health topics, with the overall goal of developing a training for caregivers to reduce STI and unintended pregnancies among youth in foster care.