Posts Tagged: child

Trickle-Down Performance Management

Can federal performance management schemes influence efforts at the local level? Typically, performance management works best in systems where agencies engage in direct service delivery, where leaders have more control over what is going on. But in complex intergovernmental programs, can effective performance management systems be developed and work? A recent case study of the… Read more »

Pentagon Picks Purdue to Develop Child Care Curriculum

The Defense Department, in partnership with the Agriculture Department’s Institute of Food and Agriculture, has awarded a five-year grant to Purdue University to design a curriculum for child care programs in military bases. Purdue’s Human Development and Family Studies Department will create a curriculum designed to be extensive and based on evidence to support the… Read more »

A global perspective on child health

After publishing data sets from Kent on child health, we have been looking from inspiration on how to present and reuse such information. A wonderful example of using data visualisations to tell a story of global demographic trends has been compiled by Hans Rosling’s excellent Gapminder organisation here. Using national statistics on child mortality and… Read more »

Child health matters

We have recently published a number of data sets regarding children’s health, such as infant mortality rates and the incidence of childhood obesity. This will be of interest to many citizens and health care professionals who live in the county. And for those who want to put such information in context, you can see an… Read more »

Encourage Dads to Quit Smoking

This June, as we observe Father’s Day and National Men’s Health Week, remember that not smoking or quitting smoking is one of the best things a man can do for his health and the health of his family. In honor of Father’s Day, CDC created new e-cards, a button, and a feature article designed to… Read more »

Do Decreases in Child Abuse Explain Decreases in Violent Crime?

February 15, 2010 Crime in Amerrica.Net In January we posted an article on why crime rates were falling. We stated that there was no universal explanation for crime rates regardless as to whether they were rising or falling. We admitted that this was confusing to people not in the justice system; the criminological community simply… Read more »