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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Children Youth and  Families
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Prenatal and Infancy


An Update on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings: Workshop Summary  (BOCYF,IOM)

More than 30 years ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) convened a committee to determine methodologies and research needed to evaluate childbirth settings in... Read more

Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters  (BOCYF,HCS)

Despite the fact that the U.S. government currently supports hundreds of data sets and measures through federal surveys and administrative data systems, the United States lacks robust national- and... Read more

Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines  (FNB,BOCYF)

As women of childbearing age have become heavier, the trade-off between maternal and child health created by variation in gestational weight gain has become more difficult to reconcile. Weight Gain... Read more

Reducing the Odds: Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV in the United States  (IOM)

Thousands of HIV-positive women give birth every year. Further, because many pregnant women are not tested for HIV and therefore do not receive treatment, the number of children born with HIV is still... Read more

Depression in Parents, Parenting, and Children: Opportunities to Improve Identification, Treatment, and Prevention  (NRC)

Depression is a widespread condition affecting approximately 7.5 million parents in the U.S. each year and may be putting at least 15 million children at risk for adverse health outcomes. Based on... Read more

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