Written by Debbie I. Chang, MPH; Senior Vice President, Policy & Prevention, Nemours Children’s Health System and Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP; President and CEO, AcademyHealth
Disclaimer: Moving Health Care Upstream is a collaborative effort co-led by Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours) and the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities at the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Nemours, UCLA or the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative.
The last 12 months has seen its share of health policy discourse, including discussions on topics that previously enjoyed bi-partisan support. Recent debates about federal and state spending, entitlements, and other issues traditionally fraught with political dispute now have clear implications on child health policy priorities. As experts in child health, Nemours Children’s Health System and AcademyHealth, along with our many partners, have had to think creatively about how to approach policy challenges facing pediatric health. [Read more…]