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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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.

Brendan Wilson & Lisa M Barnett - Children and Youth Services Review,

This review identifies if physical activity interventions are effective for children in out of home care, and if so which type of activity and for what health outcomes.

Paula Barbel - Nursing2020,

This article takes a look at physical and behavioral health problems in children and teens in foster care in the U.S. and offers information and tips for providing care to this vulnerable population.

Bromley, Debbie; Sampson, Liz; Brettle-West, Jo; O'Reilly, Michelle - Journal of Child Health Care,

This study used focus groups with 49 Looked-After-Children (LAC) in the UK to explore how to improve communication practices and ways of gaining feedback to facilitate quality improvement across healthcare.

Amanda L. Neil, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to estimate the costs of hospitalization for physical and mental health conditions by child protection status, including out-of-home-care (OOHC) placement, from birth until 13-years, and to assess the excess costs associated with child protection contact over this period.

Rekha Thapar, et al - AIDS Research and Treatment,

In this cross-sectional study 86 children orphaned by AIDS residing in care giving institutions for HIV positive children in Mangalore were assessed for their clinico-epidemiological profile and nutritional status.