Nourishing Hope Amid Childhood Food Insecurity

SEGMENT 1: The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that in 2022, one in every five children in the United States was unsure where, when, or even if they would get their next meal. Childhood food insecurity significantly impacts physical, social, cognitive, and behavioral development. Blessings in a Backpack has become a national leader and model for […]

Social Media & Youth Mental Health

According to the Pew Research Center, up to 95% of youth ages 13-17 report using a social media platform, with more than one-third (35%) indicating they use social media “almost constantly.” U. S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy — who has already raised the alarm on the youth mental health crisis in the U.S. — released an […]

What’s Worrying Our Kids?

Kids worry, but should parents worry about it? A national survey released in April 2023 by Nemours® KidsHealth® and conducted by the Harris Poll indicates that more than one-third of children worry at least once a week and that the worrying only gets worse as they get older.  As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, […]

The Roadmap Project

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re highlighting The Roadmap Project, presented at the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting in Washington, D.C. by pediatric psychologist Dr. Erica Sood from Nemours Children’s Health, Delaware; pediatric psychologist Dr. Jill Plevinsky from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and pediatrician Dr. Carole Lannon from Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, […]

Welcome to Well Beyond Medicine: Our New Podcast

The Champions for Children podcast is now the Well Beyond Medicine podcast. Learn the whys, hows, and wherefores in this episode, featuring Nemours Children’s associates Drew Landmeier, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer; Che Parker, Communications Program Manager; and Cheryl Munn, Enterprise Communications Director. Explore NemoursWellBeyond.org to access current episodes of Well Beyond Medicine and previous episodes of Champions for Children, subscribe […]

Driving Mental Wellness and Health Equity

Dr. Roger Harrison joins us on this episode of the podcast. Together we delve into his work as a pediatric psychologist in the greater Wilmington, Delaware area, a role he’s held at Nemours Children’s Health for 20 years, and his longstanding passion for health equity and inclusion. Carol Vassar, producer Guest:Roger Harrison, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, […]

Project HOPE

Project HOPE stands for Harnessing Opportunity for Positive, Equitable Early Childhood Development. Nemours Children’s Health is part of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded consortium promoting both equity and child well-being on a national level. How? By building the capacity of local communities, state leaders, cross-sector state teams, and local coalitions to prevent social adversities in […]

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