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Mental Health in High Schools: A Houston Survey
A survey of Houston area high school students finds the highest levels of depression occur among older students and transgender youth. This issue brief from the Child Health Policy Program explains how demographic factors affect survey outcomes, noting that school absenteeism and behavioral issues are also associated with students’ poor mental health.
Zoabe Hafeez, Lilian Dindo, Sheela Gavvala, Katarina Reyes, Jan Lindsay, Christopher F. Kulesza May 1, 2024
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Generation Screen: Navigating the Digital Age for Children
From an early age, children spend many hours interacting with screens: phones, tablets, and laptops. A new policy brief from the Child Health Policy Program explains the importance of unstructured free play for healthy child development and recommends four policy approaches to reduce screen time and ensure children’s well-being in the digital age.
Ann Lê, Katarina Reyes, Ethan T. Hunt, Christopher F. Kulesza, Zoabe Hafeez April 5, 2024
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Tackling Root Causes: Screening and Addressing Non-Medical Drivers of Health
Non-medical drivers of health, also known as social determinants of health, have a significant impact on health outcomes. As fellow Sandra McKay and her co-authors explain, adequate funding to identify and address non-medical drivers — housing and food insecurity, transport issues, and financial strain — can improve patients’ health and health care delivery systems, while also reducing costs.
Sandra McKay, Zoabe Hafeez, Mallika Mathur, Sheela Gavvala, Ashley Gibson, Linh Nguyen, Christopher F. Kulesza, Logan Thornton, Yen-Chi Le March 29, 2024
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Refugee Relocation Can Be a Positive Experience
While many countries are reluctant to accept and integrate refugees, Mexico and Brazil have established effective ways to welcome and absorb refugees through relocation programs. In her new brief, nonresident scholar Elizabeth Ferris outlines how these initiatives promote a win-win scenario by finding solutions that not only enhance refugee protection and well-being but also cater to domestic labor needs.
Elizabeth Ferris March 15, 2024
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The House’s Tax Relief Plan Is a Lesson in Poorly Designed Fiscal Policy
The House recently passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act (TRAFWA) of 2024, which aims to provide tax relief to businesses and families with children in a fiscally responsible manner. But, as fellow John W. Diamond’s new commentary explains, if the bill succeeds, it would instead deliver more reckless tax giveaways while further delaying a real effort to deal with the consequences of poor fiscal policy.
John W. Diamond March 8, 2024