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Straight talk about vaping for parents

Candy-flavored vapes, cleverly disguised devices and ads marketing e-cigarettes directly to teens … It’s easy to see why vaping has skyrocketed among teens recently. Today about one in five high […]

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Pregnancy and the Pandemic

How are pregnant women handling the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic? To find out, ICHP Associate Director Matthew Gurka, Ph.D. and co-PI Kelly Gurka, Ph.D., assistant professor in […]

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Maintaining Healthy Habits in Hard Times

As the U.S. braces for a second wave of coronavirus cases this fall against a backdrop of ongoing political and social unrest, many parents and children are understandably stressed. “These […]

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Welcome to the Institute for Child Health Policy

The Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) consists of University of Florida faculty members who conduct research to promote the health of children, adolescents, and young adults. We focus on examining factors that contribute to disparities in health and health care outcomes for minority and underserved children and youth, and we develop strategies to address these issues.

The Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics in the College of Medicine serves as an important support infrastructure for ICHP and is the academic home for many of its faculty members.

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