The National Children’s Study is the largest research study of children’s health and the environment ever conducted in the United States. The Study will look at how behaviors, environment, and biology contribute to our children’s health and development. The National Children’s Study will involve 100,000 children across the United States, following them from birth until the age of 21.
The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children and contribute to understanding the role various factors have on health and disease. Data from the Study may inform research into many conditions such as, but not limited to, birth defects and pregnancy-related problems; injuries; asthma; obesity; diabetes; and behavior, learning, and mental health disorders. Findings from the Study will benefit all Americans by providing researchers, health care providers, and public health officials with information from which to develop prevention strategies and health and safety guidelines, as well as to guide future research.
For the Study, “environment” is broadly defined. The National Children’s Study will measure:
• Living conditions and housing: air quality, dust, pet allergens, lead levels
• Family and social experiences: child care, alcohol use, family resources
• Community characteristics: neighborhood safety, access to health care
• Activity and diet: sports, food additives, in-home vs. takeout meals
Families who participate in the National Children’s Study will come from 105 Study locations (counties or groups of counties) across the United States. All locations were selected using a scientifically based method to ensure children and families across the nation—from diverse ethnic, racial, economic, religious, geographic, and social groups—are included in the Study.
In Connecticut, pregnant women and their children will be recruited from both New Haven County and Litchfield County to take part in The National Children’s Study. Yale University Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology (CPPEE) will coordinate the National Children’s Study for both counties.
By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...
We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...
The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...
LISC is taking swift action in response to the coronavirus pandemic, to mitigate economic impact on residents in the hundreds of communities where we work. We are launching the LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund to assemble and deploy resources to our local partners, small businesses and residents who are being hit hardest. The Fund will deliver operating capital, emergency subsidies and IT support, as well as technical assistance, to keep our partners and their communities strong and functioning through this unprecedented situation.
An investment of $2.5 million from Verizon is making it possible for LISC to begin offering critical relief and resiliency-building support to small businesses facing immediate financial threat because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will go to make grants of up to $10,000, especially to entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Verizon will highlight and bolster these efforts through their inaugural "Pay It Forward Live" online concert series.