Call for articles: CYF news

Articles sought covering poverty, health disparities and the nation’s children

In 2011 the National Institutes of Health put out a call for research to address the reduction of health disparities among minority and underserved children. According to the National Institutes of Health, "health disparities are gaps in the quality of health and health care that mirror differences in socioeconomic status, racial and ethnic background and educational level” and often apply to children who have limited access to resources and privileges that impact their health. In order to address this concern, CYF News (the newsletter of the APA Committee on Children, Youth, and Families) will devote an issue that will include articles addressing the relationship between poverty and the health and well-being of children and families. Of particular interest are articles that address practices and interventions that incorporate multiple factors such as: 

  • Genetic/epigenetic, physiological, social, psychological, economic, demographic, environmental, cultural and family factors believed to influence child health.

  • Culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate interventions that promote child physical and mental health, fitness, nutrition and food choices. 

  • Practices and policies that enhance child health, child development and/or family systems.

The deadline for receipt of articles for the newsletter is March, 23 2012. Please submit articles with a maximum of 1,500 words. All inquiries should be directed to the editor, Roseanne L. Flores (member, APA Committee on Children, Youth, and Families).