March 24, 2023
America must address the pandemic’s long-term toll on children and families, especially for those from marginalized communities.
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine focuses on the ways COVID-19 has negatively affected the well-being of children and families and widened disparities for minority groups and people living on low incomes.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the lives of children and their families, who have faced innumerable challenges such as illness and death; school closures; social isolation; financial hardship; food insecurity; deleterious mental health effects; and difficulties accessing health care,” the report notes.
Among the key takeaways from the new report:
The study was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The report is available to review online.
Tags: Public Health | Patient and Family Engagement | COVID-19 | Health disparities
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