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  • Top 10 Youth (Non-COVID-19) Health Problems

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago youth have dealt with new mental and physical health challenges over the past 18 months. Children and adolescents in Chicago continue to face many health challenges that existed before the pandemic, and that may be worsened by the pandemic. To learn what health issues besides COVID-19 Chicago adults were...
  • Firearm Safety, Gun Violence and Chicago Families

    Chicago has seen continuing firearm violence , with over 2,000 shooting victims so far in 2021 . The epidemic of firearm violence impacts children across the state, as it remains the number one cause of death in children and youth across Illinois. In some of our previous reports , Chicago parents identified gun violence as their top social...
  • Swimming and Water Safety For Chicago Families

    At the start of summer, many families look forward to enjoying the pool or beach. Tragically, water proves deadly for more than 925 children in the United States each year (CDC WISQARS) and Black (non-Latinx) youth experience drowning at rates five times higher than White (non-Latinx) youth. In addition, with the COVID-19 pandemic , drownings in...
  • Everyday Experiences of Discrimination Among Chicago Parents

    Discrimination in general, and racism specifically, have profound negative effects on health, for adults and children alike. The impact of discrimination has come into sharp focus over the last year as the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the effects of systemic racism on health. Even before the pandemic, for the past two years, Chicago parents...
  • Youth Mental Health in Chicago During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Parents, clinicians and the public have been concerned about the impact of the pandemic on youth mental and behavioral health. Children and parents in the United States have reported worsening behavioral health since the pandemic started in March 2020. Here in Chicago, hospitals have reported that emergency department visits and hospitalizations...
  • Parenting Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Parenting — even under normal circumstances — comes with challenges, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have faced unprecedented challenges raising their families. Heightened concerns about their family’s health, navigating remote learning and remaining socially distant from loved ones and friends are just a few of the challenges parents...
  • Parent-Child Communication About Substance Use

    Parents in Chicago have ranked youth alcohol and substance use as top concerns related to youth health for the past two years. Results from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System showed that 26% of Chicago public high school students said they currently drank alcohol and 23% said they currently used marijuana. For this Voices of Child...
  • Bullying Prevention and Social Emotional Learning in Childhood and Adolescence

    Childhood bullying — or peer victimization — is unwanted, repeated behavior directed at a child or group of children causing physical, mental, psychological, emotional and/or spiritual harm. Peer victimization can result in many short- and long-term consequences that affect health, learning and development. To understand and effectively respond to...
  • Chicago Parents' Intentions to Vaccinate their Children Against COVID-19

    Chicago has experienced high case rates of COVID-19, and parents in Chicago have high levels of concern about COVID-19 affecting their families' health. In this report, we explore parents' intentions to get a COVID-19 vaccine for their children if a vaccine becomes available. At the time that parents were surveyed for this report (May-July 2020),...
  • Parental Concern and Trusted Health Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Parents, children and families in Chicago and across the world have faced unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is the illness caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, and the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 19, 2020. At the time of publication, 91,589...
  • How Healthy are Chicago Parents?

    Parent health is a topic closely connected to children’s health, and research has shown that when parents are healthier and have healthy habits, their kids tend to be healthier and have healthy habits too. Additionally, in our previous reports we have seen that one of Chicagoans’ top concerns for youth health is how parents’ health may...
  • Data Brief: Chicago Parents' Attitudes about Youth Vaping

    Voices Data Brief 86% of Chicago parents think state or city government should create policy to prevent youth vaping In a survey conducted by Voices of Child Health in Chicago at Ann & Robert H. Children’s Hospital, 1,642 Chicago parents from all 77 community areas in the City of Chicago were asked about their attitudes on policy to prevent...
  • Child Vision Testing in Chicago

    Vision screening in children is a critical tool that aids in early detection of vision problems. Early detection is important because it has been shown to reduce the risk of vision loss at age 7 by 50%. Furthermore, children with undetected vision problems have lower academic performance than children with good vision. The American Academy of...
  • Childhood Asthma in Chicago

    Nationally, asthma is the third leading cause of preventable hospitalizations for children, and children with asthma miss twice as many schools days as other children. Asthma is also the most common serious chronic disease for infants and children. To examine childhood asthma in Chicago, researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital...
  • On Father's Day: Examining Dads' and Kids' Health

    In this month’s Voices of Child Health in Chicago report, we are focusing on fathers in honor of Father’s Day. Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives and research shows that when dads are more involved in caring for their kids, it benefits the whole family . Researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital teamed up with...
  • Youth Health and Social Problems Getting Worse the Fastest in Chicago

    In this report, we explore which youth health and social issues parents in Chicago considered to be the problems that were getting worse the fastest. Researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital teamed up with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) on the 2018-19 Healthy Chicago Survey, Jr. to ask parents from all 77 community...