Citing poverty’s toll on children, pediatricians call for a stronger safety net

by Arloc Sherman

Pediatricians have unique insights into children’s health and development, so yesterday’s statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that “child poverty in the United States [is] unacceptable and detrimental to the health and well-being of children” that calls for increased aid to poor children and their families deserves close attention.