AAP News | In pediatric clinics and waiting rooms, anti-poverty initiatives are making a difference
Source: AAP News
nti-poverty community initiatives like StreetCred are one way that pediatricians are helping to improve the health of children living in poverty, which affects 16 million U.S. children. Research shows that poverty can have an adverse effect on children’s health, contributing to low birthweight, chronic illnesses, infant mortality, poor nutrition, injuries, obesity and delayed development. Addressing poverty’s impact on child health is a top AAP priority.