Editor's Note: This guest blog by David Rubin, MD, MSCE, director of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's PolicyLab, discusses how deep Medicaid cuts could harm children and teens. (This text originally appeared in a PolicyLab newsletter. If you're interested in receiving their newsletter, please visit their website to sign up.)
By Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Research Institute
As the summer comes to a close and children prepare to head back to school, it is an opportunity for us all to sit up straight and study up on the value of the work that we do as pediatric researchers to help children thrive.
Portals and policies lead the headlines this week in our Friday roundup of research news from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. A new state law to keep babies and toddlers safe in cars takes effect in Pennsylvania today, and a CHOP expert was on hand for a video about it that went viral.
August is perfect for lazy summer days, but our pediatric research news never rests. So whether you're lounging by the pool or relaxing in a shady hammock, pull up In the News to find out the science that is hot at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Research conducted by PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia laid the groundwork for new statewide initiatives that aim to reduce the use of psychotropic medications among Pennsylvania children in the foster care system who are enrolled in Medicaid.
Antipsychotics are a powerful class of medications that increasingly have been prescribed to children to treat disruptive behaviors, particularly for those in foster care. The trend is a disturbing one that has the attention of Pennsylvania state officials.