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Current Children's Research and Policy News

vice president kamala harris watches unlv student administer COVID vaccine to another local college student
Campus News | April 14, 2021

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

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.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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.

children lean against chain-linked fense with backpacks
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

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.

U.S. News & World Report
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.

Children's Research and Policy Experts

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Recent Children's Research and Policy Accomplishments

September 21, 2020
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy) and Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research) led a team that published the Environmental Scan of Region IX: An Access to Health Care Report , which takes a look at factors that promote and impede health equity. It is the first of its kind to examine issues...
July 8, 2019
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) recently was appointed to serve on the Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee (LEPAC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation's health protection agency. Members of LEPAC provide advice and guidance to leaders at the CDC, U.S. Department of...
June 6, 2019
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy), Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center), and Shawn Gerstenberger (Public Health) published an article titled "Where I live: a qualitative analysis of renters living in poor housing" in the journal Health & Place.  The article examines the lived...
March 1, 2019
Amanda Haboush-Deloye (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) recently co-authored an article, "Hidden Protections: Identifying Social Norms Associated with Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect," that was published in Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. The article aimed to increase understanding of cultural norms and...