Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy Archives
Child Health Poll: more than 1-in-4 Tennessee parents worried their kids have undiagnosed depression, anxiety
May. 24, 2023—The latest analysis of the 2023 Tennessee Child Health Poll, released during National Mental Health Awareness Month, has found that roughly 29% of Tennessee parents are concerned their child has undiagnosed anxiety or depression.
Poll shows more than 1-in-4 Tennessee parents worried their kids have undiagnosed depression, anxiety
May. 17, 2023—The latest analysis of the 2023 Tennessee Child Health Poll, released during National Mental Health Awareness Month, has found that roughly 29% of Tennessee parents are concerned their child has undiagnosed anxiety or depression.
Poll shows food insecurity on rise in Tennessee
Mar. 23, 2023—A newly released Vanderbilt poll found that an increasing number of Tennessee parents are reporting their families are food insecure.
Poll finds rates of uninsured children back to pre-pandemic level
Feb. 23, 2023—The latest analysis of the annual Vanderbilt Child Health Poll of Tennessee parents shows the rate of uninsured children in the state has returned to prepandemic levels.
Vanderbilt poll finds Tennessee parents trust their children’s health care providers the most for information about vaccines
Feb. 8, 2023—A recent Vanderbilt poll found parents across the state reporting their children’s health care providers as the most trusted source for information about vaccines.
Vanderbilt Child Health poll: majority of Tennessee parents worried about school quality, mental health
Jan. 25, 2023—A new poll of Tennessee parents from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy found that most Tennessee parents placed school quality and child mental health at the top of their list of concerns for their children.
Education, school quality top concerns for parents: poll
Jan. 20, 2022—A new poll of Tennessee parents from the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy has found that education and school quality top the list of parental concerns in the state.
Opioid use disorder treatment access increases in areas with large Medicaid population
Jan. 4, 2022— by Jill Clendening Researchers report that in communities where Medicaid is a more common source of insurance, providers of buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), are much less likely to discriminate between Medicaid and privately insured prospective patients, but patients with either type of coverage still face many barriers to obtaining...
HCV infection among pregnant people increasing
Oct. 29, 2021— by Emily Stembridge Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can lead to long-term health problems including liver damage, liver failure, cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death. These outcomes are especially dangerous for pregnant people and their babies. The leading cause of HCV in the U.S. is injection drug use as a result of opioid use...
Study shows link between neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome and foster care entry
Oct. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt research has revealed the close relationship between neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome and the number of infants entering foster care.
Preterm births in Tennessee decreased during pandemic
Mar. 15, 2021—Statewide stay-at-home orders put in place as Tennessee fought to control the spread of coronavirus last March were associated with a 14% lower rate of preterm birth, according to a research letter published today in JAMA Pediatrics.
Poll findsTennessee parents concerned about education, children’s mental health as COVID-19 presses on
Jan. 21, 2021—The latest Vanderbilt Child Health Poll release found that many Tennessee parents are worried about the mental health of their children during the COVID-19 pandemic, and over 80% of parents had concerns about their children attending school remotely. The Poll also revealed that schooling practices and mental health concerns have varied widely among Tennessee families of different racial and economic groups.