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Current Children's Research and Policy News

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Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Political Science Major Su-Hanah Andrews studies on the 2nd floor of Hospitality Hall
Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

children standing on a playground with their backs to the camera and their backpacks visible
Business and Community | September 9, 2020

UNLV child advocacy expert Amanda Haboush-Deloye examines the pandemic’s impact on abused youth, and how medical professionals and others can help reverse the trend in unreported cases.

Children on a playground
Business and Community | August 10, 2017

Ninth annual check of state’s entering kindergartners showed more have health insurance, yet barriers to health care access still exist.

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Research | September 22, 2015

Annual survey shows the number of Silver State kindergarteners with health insurance has spiked to 92 percent.

Children's Research and Policy In The News

Elko Daily
September 26, 2022

“Ialways tell people, it took 40 to 50 years to get where we are,” pediatrician Steven Shane said while discussing childhood and adult obesity in Nevada and throughout the U.S. “We can’t expect to turn the tide and get back to where weight status was in the 1970s overnight.”

Las Vegas Sun
April 16, 2021

Last week in Las Vegas, a 3-year-old child was found sleeping in the hallway of a hotel. A 2-year-old was found wandering around an apartment complex unsupervised.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
April 1, 2021

Local charities and organizations understand this is a tough time for parents, and there are resources available for those struggling to raise and take care of their children.

KOLO: ABC 8 News Now
March 31, 2021

”Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together,” is this year’s motto for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Nevada Current
March 29, 2021

The number of licensed child care providers is down 8% from pre-pandemic levels, according to new numbers from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

Las Vegas Sun
January 8, 2021

Federal authorities are investigating whether pepper spray has been used illegally against children housed at two of Nevada’s most secure youth facilities, officials said Thursday.

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Recent Children's Research and Policy Accomplishments

May 1, 2023
Erika Marquez (Environmental and Occupational Health) and Amanda Haboush-Deloye (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) received a $1.99 million grant from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to fund a "NVCLPPP Building Local Capacity" project. With this funding, the project will implement the following strategies: …
April 28, 2023
Amanda Haboush-Deloye and M. Amaris Knight (both Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) published a paper on "Healthy Foods in Convenience Stores: Benefits, Barriers, and Best Practices" in the journal Health Promotion Practice.  This study aimed to identify which healthy foods consumers would like to see offered in convenience…
February 1, 2023
The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP) was mentioned in the article, "Leaving No Stone Unturned: Southern Nevada Health District" that is featured on CDC's "Stories from the Field" page. The Southern Nevada Health District's (SNHD) Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is a CDC partner doing heroic…
October 25, 2022
Erika Marquez (Environmental and Occupational Health), Amanda Haboush-Deloye, and Erick B López (both Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) published their research, "Improving the Identification of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels: A Pilot Project Using an Academic Detailing Approach," in the Journal of Community Medicine…
August 12, 2022
Erika Marquez (Environmental and Occupational Health), Matthew Kappel (Southern Nevada Health District), Erick B López, and Amanda Haboush-Deloye (both Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) published a research article, "A Multistage Public Health Response to Pediatric Lead Exposure: A Case Study on Lead Tainted Turmeric in an…
March 1, 2022
Erika Marquez (Environmental & Occupational Health) is principal investigator on a $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received by the Nevada Childhood Lead Poisoning Preventing Program (NvCLPPP). The program is under the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy. NvCLPPP will be working to…