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How is Nemours Children’s championing the KIDS Health Act?

Kickstarting Innovation Demonstrations Support (KIDS) Health Act

Four key roles the National Office of Policy & Prevention played in championing the KIDS Health Act

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Informing Legislation


Supporting Preventative Care

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Addressing Physical, Mental and Social Health


Creating a Foundation for Long Term Well-Being

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What is the KIDS Health Act?

The bill will address social determinants of health (SDoH) by helping states and communities rethink the way they care for children and address the non-medical factors that impact physical and mental health.

KIDS Health Act

What are the factors?

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Kara Odom Walker,

“The KIDS Health Act focuses on strategies to address social determinants of health and support healthy development and strong family relationships. We have an opportunity to invest in whole child health models that focus on keeping children healthy, rather than managing their care once they are sick.”

— Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS, Executive Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer