Center for Applied Research and Public Policy (CARPP)

Do health Policies Aimed at School Children lower Childhood Obesity Rates?

Obesity rates for California schoolchildren in fifth, seventh and ninth grades were obtained by analyzing the results of annual physical fitness tests required of students in those grades. These data were analyzed to determine what changes in obesity rates might have occurred between 2005 and 2010. Article

ChildObesity180: Reverse the Trend

Evidence suggests that the private, public, nonprofit, and academia sectors could make progress in preventing childhood obesity if they pursued a common agenda. In fact, the Institute of Medicine singled out the need for public-private partnerships in its first report on preventing childhood obesity in 2005. Article

The Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma

Associations between childhood trauma and risk of depression, hypertension, and obesity were significant.
The relationship between childhood trauma and self-reported, health-related quality of life was significant. Article

Painting a Picture of Childhood Obesity with a Geographic Information System

By transforming complex geographic variables into a visual representation, GIS reveals relationships, patterns, and trends that help tell a story. Article

Positioning Latino Childhood Obesity as a Civil Rights Equity Issue

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund positioned Latino childhood obesity as a civil rights equity issue: equitable access to resources and support for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle in the Latino community. Article

Military Families in Transition: Stress, Resilience, and Well-being- Edited by Robert J. Ursano, MD,Frances H. Gabbay, PhD,Carol S. Fullerton, PhD

The health and well-being of military families is a key part of sustaining the health and readiness of our military forces. The Forum on Health and National Security, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, addressed interventions to mitigate the effects of stressors confronted by military families and strategies to enhance the resilience and well-being of these families, as wartime transitions to peace, garrison, and small group deployments. Read article

"Dead Men Ruling" given prestigious economic well being award- by Sarah Rosen Wartell

The defining challenge of our time is straightforward, writes Urban Institute Fellow Gene Steuerle in his 2014 book Dead Men Ruling. Today’s young people, he says, have been systematically stripped of their “fiscal freedom”: the ability choose how our country allocates its resources, both in taxation and expenditure. Article