child health

Stress, hunger and economic struggles spike for NC families during pandemic

BY: - August 31, 2020

Members of the Child Fatality Task Force took a deeper dive Monday into the impact of COVID-19 on North Carolina families. What they learned was that since the pandemic struck, employment loss has been more prevalent in households with children and food insecurity a growing problem. Fifteen percent of households with children surveyed in the […]

Racial and ethnic gaps in infant mortality have grown in North Carolina

BY: - August 16, 2018

Infant mortality data reveal longstanding economic and social disparities that exist along racial and ethnic lines — disparities that are actually getting worse in many cases. Overall infant mortality has declined from 1991 to 2016, as the number of deaths prior to age 1 per 1,000 live births in North Carolina declined from 12.2 deaths […]


This week’s top five on NC Policy Watch

BY: - July 15, 2016

1. Governor McCrory needs to realize that putting ideology over evidence won’t help struggling students Legislative leaders say they care about helping struggling schools in North Carolina and the students who attend them—but they don’t act much like they do. Imagine going to the doctor for an ear infection and the doctor tells you that […]