Which child health issues should the presidential candidates address?

With the Republican National Convention last week and the Democratic National Convention currently underway, the presidential candidates are making every attempt to reach their audiences and gain votes. Health care has been a frequent topic of debate this year, but children’s health hasn’t been the focus of much political conversation.

We asked adults across the country what child health issues they think the presidential candidates should address. Adults said childhood obesity should be the top priority for the presidential candidates regarding child health, followed by bullying, drug abuse, and child abuse and neglect. Read the full report here: Public wants presidential candidates to address childhood obesity, bullying.

Top Child Health Priorities for Presidential Candidates to Address in 2012
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Adults were in agreement on these presidential priorities for children’s health regardless of their own political party. This demonstrates an area of bipartisan consensus for child health policy-makers around these issues.

In this short video, NPCH Director Dr. Matthew M. Davis discusses the findings of this NPCH Report.