N Halfon

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Lifecourse health development: past, present and future
    Neal Halfon
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, 10990 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA, 90024, USA
    Matern Child Health J 18:344-65. 2014
  2. doi request reprint What DSM-5 could mean to children with autism and their families
    Neal Halfon
    Department of Public Policy, Luskin School of Public Affairs, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    JAMA Pediatr 167:608-13. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Associations between obesity and comorbid mental health, developmental, and physical health conditions in a nationally representative sample of US children aged 10 to 17
    Neal Halfon
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Acad Pediatr 13:6-13. 2013
  4. pmc Life course health development: an integrated framework for developing health, policy, and research
    Neal Halfon
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Milbank Q 80:433-79, iii. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of developmental services for young children: a new approach
    Neal Halfon
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 84:1-14. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Why social determinants?
    Neal Halfon
    University of California Los Angeles, Center for Healthier Children Families and Communities, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Healthc Q 14:8-20. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Looking back at pediatrics to move forward in obstetrics
    Neal Halfon
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Public Health, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 20:566-73. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with health care for young children
    Neal Halfon
    Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1965-72. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Duration of a well-child visit: association with content, family-centeredness, and satisfaction
    Neal Halfon
    Department of Pediatrics, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Pediatrics 128:657-64. 2011
  10. pmc The health development organization: an organizational approach to achieving child health development
    N Halfon
    UCLA Center for Children, Families, and Communities, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1772, USA
    Milbank Q 78:447-97, 341. 2000

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. doi request reprint Lifecourse health development: past, present and future
    Neal Halfon
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, 10990 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA, 90024, USA
    Matern Child Health J 18:344-65. 2014
    ..The paper concludes with suggestions for innovations that could accelerate the translation of health development principles into MCH practice. ..
  2. doi request reprint What DSM-5 could mean to children with autism and their families
    Neal Halfon
    Department of Public Policy, Luskin School of Public Affairs, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    JAMA Pediatr 167:608-13. 2013
    ..We also consider how the proposed changes are likely to create new challenges for parents who are attempting to organize their children's care and for pediatricians who are providing that care and assisting with care coordination. ..
  3. doi request reprint Associations between obesity and comorbid mental health, developmental, and physical health conditions in a nationally representative sample of US children aged 10 to 17
    Neal Halfon
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Acad Pediatr 13:6-13. 2013
    ..This large population-based study of US children considered the association of obesity with a broad range of comorbidities. This study examined relationships between weight status and health for US children...
  4. pmc Life course health development: an integrated framework for developing health, policy, and research
    Neal Halfon
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Milbank Q 80:433-79, iii. 2002
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of developmental services for young children: a new approach
    Neal Halfon
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 84:1-14. 2010
    ..While this particular measurement framework is focused on early childhood health and development, the researchers' multilevel approach is generalizable to other health-related service pathways...
  6. ncbi request reprint Why social determinants?
    Neal Halfon
    University of California Los Angeles, Center for Healthier Children Families and Communities, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Healthc Q 14:8-20. 2010
    ..Parents and professionals must work together from the ground up, raising public awareness about social determinants of health and implementing cross-sector place-based initiatives designed to promote positive health in childhood...
  7. doi request reprint Looking back at pediatrics to move forward in obstetrics
    Neal Halfon
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Public Health, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 20:566-73. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with health care for young children
    Neal Halfon
    Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1965-72. 2004
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Duration of a well-child visit: association with content, family-centeredness, and satisfaction
    Neal Halfon
    Department of Pediatrics, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Pediatrics 128:657-64. 2011
    ..Given the increasingly frenetic pace of pediatric practice, there is an increased need to monitor the length of pediatric visits and the association of visit length with content, family-centered care, and parent satisfaction with care...
  10. pmc The health development organization: an organizational approach to achieving child health development
    N Halfon
    UCLA Center for Children, Families, and Communities, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1772, USA
    Milbank Q 78:447-97, 341. 2000
    ..Thus, a new kind of health care organization or framework, like the HDO, is needed to integrate a full range of critical services for promoting children's development...
  11. ncbi request reprint Community health monitoring: taking the pulse of America's children
    N Halfon
    Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, UCLA 90095 1772, USA
    Matern Child Health J 2:95-109. 1998
    ..To describe the development, content, enablers/barriers, and impact of child health reports in nine communities participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded Child Health Initiative (1991-1996)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Assessing development in the pediatric office
    Neal Halfon
    UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1926-33. 2004
    ....
  13. pmc Enrollment in the State Child Health Insurance Program: a conceptual framework for evaluation and continuous quality improvement
    N Halfon
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, School of Public Health, University of California 90095 1772, USA
    Milbank Q 77:181-204, 173. 1999
    ..An exploration of federal and state policy options suggests several approaches for creating evaluation strategies that can stimulate ongoing improvement...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and impact of parent-reported disabling mental health conditions among U.S. children
    N Halfon
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 38:600-9; discussion 610-3. 1999
    ..To provide a current national profile of the prevalence and impact of parent-reported disabling mental health conditions in U.S. children...
  15. ncbi request reprint Transforming the U.S. child health system
    Neal Halfon
    Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:315-30. 2007
    ..We conclude by considering an optimistic, long-term policy transformation agenda, building up emerging opportunities and changing realities in the United States and abroad...
  16. ncbi request reprint Introduction: results from a new national survey of children's health
    Neal Halfon
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, UCLA Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, and Social Research, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1895-8. 2004
  17. ncbi request reprint Increasing immunization rates among inner-city, African American children. A randomized trial of case management
    D Wood
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    JAMA 279:29-34. 1998
    ..Immunization rates in the inner city remain lower than in the general US population, but efforts to raise immunization levels in inner-city areas have been largely untested...
  18. pmc Disparities in primary care for vulnerable children: the influence of multiple risk factors
    Gregory D Stevens
    Division of Community Health, USC Keck School of Medicine, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:507-31. 2006
    ..Profiles are used to examine disparities in child/adolescent health status and primary care experience...
  19. ncbi request reprint Parents' discipline of young children: results from the National Survey of Early Childhood Health
    Michael Regalado
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1952-8. 2004
    ..To examine the use and predictors of different discipline practices by parents of very young children using data from the 2000 National Survey of Early Childhood Health (NSECH)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of the childhood immunization schedule and of contraindications to vaccinate by private and public providers in Los Angeles
    D Wood
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 15:140-5. 1996
    ..Missed opportunities to vaccinate occur commonly and contribute to the underimmunization of young children. They are related to provider knowledge of the immunization schedule and contraindications to vaccination...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of high-quality basic pediatric preventive care
    Barry Zuckerman
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center, 771 Albany St, Dowling 3509 South, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 114:1522-9. 2004
    ..The list of recommended pediatric preventive services has grown considerably in the past decade, and clinician variability, clinician distribution, and other correlates of provision of these basic preventive services (BPS) are not known...
  22. pmc The health and cognitive growth of Latino toddlers: at risk or immigrant paradox?
    Bruce Fuller
    University of California, Berkeley, Tolman Hall 3659, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:755-68. 2009
    ..But these early protective factors do not necessarily advance early cognitive growth. Screening practices, early interventions, and federal policy should become more sensitive to these countervailing dynamics...
  23. ncbi request reprint Health and mental health services for children in foster care: the central role of foster parents
    Eileen Mayers Pasztor
    Department of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA
    Child Welfare 85:33-57. 2006
    ..Their role in improving child well being is explained and recommendations for policy, practice and advocacy also are included...
  24. ncbi request reprint Community health report cards. Results of a national survey
    J E Fielding
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1772, USA
    Am J Prev Med 17:79-86. 1999
    ..The purpose of this research is to examine the state-of-the-art in community health report card development and use in order to increase their effective integration into community health improvement efforts...
  25. ncbi request reprint Rethinking well-child care in the United States: an international comparison
    Alice A Kuo
    Department of Pediatrics, Mattel Children s Hospital at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Pediatrics 118:1692-702. 2006
    ..Comparison of the United States with other countries' delivery systems may highlight different assumptions as well as structural approaches for consideration...
  26. pmc Family income gradients in the health and health care access of US children
    Kandyce Larson
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, 10990 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:332-42. 2010
    ..Social and health policy interventions are needed to address the multitude of factors that can affect children's health and initiate disparities in development...
  27. pmc Parenting-related stressors and self-reported mental health of mothers with young children
    Ritesh Mistry
    Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1261-8. 2007
    ..We assessed whether there were associations between maternal mental health and individual and co-occurring parenting stressors related to social and financial factors and child health care access...
  28. doi request reprint Influence of multiple social risks on children's health
    Kandyce Larson
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, 1100 Glendon Ave, Suite 850, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Pediatrics 121:337-44. 2008
    ..This study examined the strength of association of 8 social risk factors, both individually and as part of a cumulative social risk index, on parent-reported child health status...
  29. doi request reprint Access to care for youth with special health care needs in the transition to adulthood
    Debra S Lotstein
    Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Adolesc Health 43:23-9. 2008
    ..To describe access to care and identify factors associated with access for low-income young adults who aged out of a public program for children with special health care needs (CSHCN)...
  30. pmc Patterns of comorbidity, functioning, and service use for US children with ADHD, 2007
    Kandyce Larson
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, 10990 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Pediatrics 127:462-70. 2011
    ..To determine patterns of comorbidity, functioning, and service use for US children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Closing the Black-White gap in birth outcomes: a life-course approach
    Michael C Lu
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Ceffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:S2-62-76. 2010
    ..Closing the Black-White gap in birth outcomes requires a life course approach which addresses both early life disadvantages and cumulative allostatic load over the life course...
  32. doi request reprint Pediatricians' roles in the provision of developmental services: an international study
    Alice A Kuo
    Department of Pediatrics, Mattel Children s Hospital, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 30:331-9. 2009
    ..To understand how early childhood developmental services are provided in other countries in comparison with the United States...
  33. ncbi request reprint Childbirth education classes: sociodemographic disparities in attendance and the association of attendance with breastfeeding initiation
    Michael C Lu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:87-93. 2003
    ..To examine sociodemographic disparities in attendance at childbirth classes, and to evaluate the association of attendance with breastfeeding initiation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes: a life-course perspective
    Michael C Lu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:13-30. 2003
    ..These risk factors during pregnancy, however, do not adequately account for the disparities...
  35. ncbi request reprint Parent report of reading to young children
    Alice A Kuo
    Department of Pediatrics, Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1944-51. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Continuity of primary care clinician in early childhood
    Moira Inkelas
    Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1917-25. 2004
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Associations between media use and health in US children
    Shirley A Russ
    UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Department of Academic Primary Care Pediatrics, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Acad Pediatr 9:300-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine associations between TV and computer use, both separately and combined, and health attributes in US children...
  38. doi request reprint Maternal practices that influence Hispanic infants' health and cognitive growth
    Bruce Fuller
    University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education, Tolman Hall 3659, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Pediatrics 125:e324-32. 2010
    ..Then we estimated the extent to which healthy birth outcomes, along with maternal and family factors, contribute to the health and cognitive functioning of Hispanic infants...
  39. ncbi request reprint The association between reported childhood sexual abuse and breastfeeding initiation
    Julia C Prentice
    Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    J Hum Lact 18:219-26. 2002
    ..In this nationally representative sample, self-identified childhood sexual abuse is associated with an increased likelihood of breastfeeding initiation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Primary care services promoting optimal child development from birth to age 3 years: review of the literature
    M Regalado
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:1311-22. 2001
    ..To examine the evidence base for primary health care services promoting the optimal development of typically developing children aged birth to 3 years...
  41. ncbi request reprint Reducing missed opportunities to vaccinate during child health visits. How effective are parent education and case management?
    D Wood
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 152:238-43. 1998
    ..At child health visits, immunizations that are due are frequently not given. Increased parent understanding of and demand for immunizations may influence providers to not miss these opportunities...
  42. ncbi request reprint Children's use of emergency departments for asthma: persistent barriers or acute need?
    Marielena Lara
    University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Asthma 40:289-99. 2003
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Provider encouragement of breast-feeding: evidence from a national survey
    M C Lu
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:290-5. 2001
    ..To examine the influence of provider encouragement on breast-feeding among women of different social and ethnic backgrounds in the United States...
  44. pmc Firearm storage patterns in US homes with children
    M A Schuster
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:588-94. 2000
    ..This study determined the prevalence and storage patterns of firearms in US homes with children...
  45. ncbi request reprint Early identification of language delays--are we there yet?
    Shirley Russ
    Department of Pediatrics and UCLA, Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 26:304-6; discussion 307. 2005
  46. pmc The parent-provider relationship: does race/ethnicity concordance or discordance influence parent reports of the receipt of high quality basic pediatric preventive services?
    Gregory D Stevens
    Division of Community Health, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Building A7, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Urban Health 82:560-74. 2005
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Enrolling vulnerable, uninsured but eligible children in public health insurance: association with health status and primary care access
    Gregory D Stevens
    Division of Community Health, Department of Family Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e751-9. 2006
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of preventive and developmental services for young children: national estimates and patterns of clinicians' performance
    Christina Bethell
    Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 2901, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1973-83. 2004
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Insurance status and vaccination coverage among US preschool children
    Jeanne M Santoli
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1959-64. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between insurance status and vaccination coverage among US preschool children aged 19 to 35 months...
  50. ncbi request reprint Routine assessment of family and community health risks: parent views and what they receive
    Michael D Kogan
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, Maryland 20857, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1934-43. 2004
    ..To examine the prevalence of parent-provider discussions of family and community health risks during well-child visits and the gaps between which issues are discussed and which issues parents would like to discuss...
  51. ncbi request reprint Overview of the content of health supervision for young children: reports from parents and pediatricians
    Lynn M Olson
    Department of Practice and Research, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1907-16. 2004
    ..To describe the content of anticipatory guidance provided to parents of infants and toddlers and to identify primary areas of unmet need as reported by both parents and pediatricians...
  52. ncbi request reprint The National Survey of Early Childhood Health
    Stephen J Blumberg
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1899-906. 2004
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Optimizing the health and development of children
    Neal Halfon
    JAMA 290:3136-8. 2003
  54. ncbi request reprint Administrative barriers to the adoption of high-quality mental health services for children in foster care: a national study
    Ramesh Raghavan
    George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St Louis, Campus Box 1196, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 34:191-201. 2007
    ..Implications and recommendations for mental health policymakers are discussed...
  55. pmc Caution urged in concluding disparities mitigated by increase in AA docs
    Gregory D Stevens
    J Natl Med Assoc 95:755-6; author reply 756. 2003