Children's Health

In 2010 the U.S. launched the National Children's Study, which will follow children from birth to the age of 21 in order to better understand the many factors that contribute to their health and well-being. Led by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 12 Oahu neighborhoods are participating in the largest ever long-term study on children's health in the U.S.

This week on Insights, Dan Boylan will be joined by a panel of children's health experts and doctors to discuss the new study and what this means for the future of our keiki. The panel includes Neal Palafox, MD, MPH, State Health Director nominee; Lynnae Sauvage, MD, National Children's Study Principal Investigator for Hawaii and Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology & Women's Health at the UH Medical School; Elizabeth McFarlane, PhD, MPH, National Children's Study Investigator for Hawaii, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UH Medical School, and Assistant Director at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Barbara Debaryshe, Developmental Psychologist at the UH Center on the Family.

This conversation was recorded on Jan. 20, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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