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Current Children's Research and Policy News

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Campus News |

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

vice president kamala harris watches u.n.l.v. student administer COVID vaccine to another local college student
Campus News |

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 |

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

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Business and Community |

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.

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Business and Community |

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 |

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

Carson Now

Community partners will plant pinwheels in the legislative lawn Friday, April 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to symbolize every child’s right to a safe, healthy, and happy life, and to impress upon the community that child abuse and neglect are serious problems.

Nevada Today

Both Schools of Public Health in Nevada aim to reduce leading causes of childhood death, abuse, neglect and other challenges

KSNV-TV: News 3

Saturday's free event, held in collaboration with the Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at UNLV, took place at the North Las Vegas Alexander Library.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

UNLV’s Nevada Institute For Children’s Research and Policy sponsors the “Strong Start Clark County” Youth Mayor program.

Elko Daily

“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

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.

Children's Research and Policy Experts

An expert in health disparities, children's health, and culturally responsive health communication.
A mental health expert with particular interest in child well-being.

Recent Children's Research and Policy Accomplishments

Amanda Haboush-Deloye (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) and Kristen Clements-Nolle from the University of Nevada, Reno have secured nearly $2.5 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This five-year grant will focus on preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and promoting positive…
Jay Shen (Center for Health Disparities Research; Healthcare Administration and Policy) is currently leading an interdisciplinary team to conduct the COVID-19 Health Disparity Assessment and Healthcare Equity Modeling project, funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention through the Southern Nevada Health District, with a total…
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:…
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…
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…
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…