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Children's Health


Working Paper:
100 Percent Of Our Future: Improving the health of America's children
(August 2013) This report highlights opportunities for reducing childhood obesity; shows that broad application of group prenatal care models can boost healthy pregnancies and reduce the incidence of preterm births; and identifies “easy wins” to help improve children’s health through better care coordination, which can result in better health outcomes and cost savings.

News Release:
Web New Report: Practical Solutions for Chronic Child-Related Conditions Could Improve Health, Save at Least $41 Billion Over 10 Years


Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes of a Scalable, Community-Based Treatment of Childhood Obesity
(September 2012) UnitedHealth Group study offers evidence that the JOIN for ME program has the potential to meet the critical need for effective, accessible and affordable treatment for childhood obesity.

News Release: 
Web Research Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal Pediatrics Demonstrates Effectiveness of “JOIN for ME” Program to Treat Childhood Obesity