Current Children's Research and Policy News
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Ninth annual check of state’s entering kindergartners showed more have health insurance, yet barriers to health care access still exist.
Annual survey shows the number of Silver State kindergarteners with health insurance has spiked to 92 percent.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation funds support research and awareness programs for Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy at UNLV, Children’s Advocacy Alliance.
Community event to focus on issues related to children’s quality of life in Nevada and includes free admission to Las Vegas Natural History Museum.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Children's Research and Policy In The News
Nevada doesn’t make it easy for kids.
Deborah Pinkerton took her grandson for his 18-month check up in August when his pediatrician found elevated blood lead levels.
With a new school year in full swing, parents of preschool-aged children may be asking themselves whether or attending preschool makes much a difference for young developing minds.
Despite marginal improvements in child well-being since 2010, Nevada remains ranked among the worst states in a nationwide study about the topic released Monday.
Resist the temptation to think of all child abusers as monsters set out to inflict harm on their child, say medical professionals at University Medical Center Children’s Hospital. Oftentimes, those who abuse children are overstressed, overworked parents lacking community and social support.
Tara Phebus, director of the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy at UNLV, says the Fatality Review Team usually takes up two cases a year from rural Nevada counties. Laxalt’s office contracts with the institute to facilitate case reviews and policy recommendations, as did his predecessor, Catherine Cortez Masto, now a U.S. Senator.