Health Status of Children Enrolled in a Family Navigator Program to Eliminate Intergenerational Poverty.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In 2014, Family Success Alliance (FSA) was formed as a place-based initiative to build a pipeline of programs to reduce the impact of poverty on outcomes for children living in Orange County, North Carolina. In this study, FSA parents' perception of child health, parent and child adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and resilience were obtained by parent interview. Receipt of recommended health services were abstracted from primary care medical records of FSA children. Correlation coefficients investigated relationships among health, ACEs, and resilience. Among 87 parent-child dyads, 65% were Spanish speaking. At least 1 of the 7 ACEs measured was reported in 37% of children and 70% of parents. Parent perceptions of child health were lower than national averages. Routine preventive services included the following: autism screening at 18 months (15%) and 24 months (31%); ≥4 fluoride varnish applications (10%); lead screening (66%); and receipt of immunizations (94%). Parent perception of child health was moderately correlated with resilience.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schilling, S; Jamison, S; Wood, C; Perrin, E; Austin, CJ; Sheridan, J; Young, A; Burchinal, M; Flower, KB

Published Date

  • June 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 647 - 655

PubMed ID

  • 30789004

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2707

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0009922819832026


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States