Health care

Health care is vital for detecting and managing potential health complications and can set the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing outcomes. Access to medical care (including through access to health insurance) helps prevent adverse outcomes, such as low birthweight and developmental delays, which can have significant long-term impacts on a child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional wellbeing.


Browse state-level data on health insurance coverage and adequate prenatal care, alongside other outcome measures, to track the overall health and wellbeing of infants, toddlers, and their parents.

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More than 100 small business owners signed a letter of support this week for a statewide family leave program that passed the House Labor and Industry Committee Tuesday Read the full article from Central Penn
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Cynthia Osborne discusses the work of the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center, which focuses on building the evidence base for effective state policies to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, and their families. Read the full article