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Poverty threatens health of US children
Date:5/3/2013

ident of the APA and co-chair of the APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty.

The plenary will run from 2:45-4:45 p.m. in the Washington Convention Center. Topics and presenters include:

  • 2:45 p.m. "Childhood Poverty in the U.S.: An Overview," presented by Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

  • 2:55 p.m. "Childhood Poverty: The Definition, Measurement and Complex Aspects of Childhood Poverty in the U.S. and Europe," presented by Kathleen S. Short, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC.

  • 3:10 p.m. "U.S. Policy Initiatives for Children in Poverty," presented by Mark Greenberg, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

  • 3:25 p.m. "Health Insurance Coverage for Poor Children: Opportunities and Threats," presented by Peter G. Szilagyi, MD, MPH, FAAP, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, N.Y.

  • 3:40 p.m. "Investing in Kids: Supporting Early Brain and Child Development to Strengthen Our Economy and Workforce," presented by Robert H. Dugger, PhD, ReadyNation, Washington, DC.

  • 3:55 p.m. "The War on Childhood Poverty in the United Kingdom: Accomplishments and Lessons for the U.S.," presented by Jane Waldfogel, MEd, PhD, Columbia University, New York.

  • 4:10 p.m. "Translating What Works into an Agenda for Reducing Childhood Poverty in the U.S.," presented by Timothy Smeeding, PhD, MA, MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"There is no higher-return investment for business than early childhood," said Dr. Dugger, co-founder of ReadyNation, a business partnership for early childhood and business success. "Investments in early health care that supports brain and child development have documented high near-term returns in the form of increased school readiness, reduced special education, and reduced costs for grade retention and English language learning. They also generate lon
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Contact: Debbie Jacobson
djacobson@aap.org
847-434-7084
American Academy of Pediatrics
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