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Investing in Communities to Improve Childhood Opportunity and Well-Being

It is often said that ZIP code is more important than genetic code in determining one’s health and opportunities. If that’s the case, how can pediatricians enable healthy and opportunity-rich environments for all children? A recent article published in the November-December 2021 issue of ScienceDirect presents successful examples of community development efforts targeting child health and opportunity… … Continue Reading →

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Why is early learning a central element of neighborhood revitalization?

An essential component of the Purpose Built approach to ending intergenerational poverty is a focus on early childhood education. Most of the resources and formal interventions dedicated to preparing children for school don’t start until age four. And while pre-kindergarten is critical, the science is clear: life outcomes are best for children when education starts as close to birth as possible. … Continue Reading →