African American infants have a higher mortality rate in the first year of life than non-Hispanic White infants. Various educational materials have been used to help parents keep their infants safe at home, but the disparity persists. Educational materials tailored to parents specific barriers and beliefs have been more effective than non-tailored materials in creating behavior change in other areas.
Michelle L. Macy, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Macy’s formal training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Health Services Research places her in a unique position to study the potential to extend emergency department (ED) care for children beyond the initial stabilization and treatment of acute conditions. Her research currently focuses on two areas: 1) injury prevention through brief ED-based interventions to promote size-appropriate child passenger restraint use and 2) increasing ED efficiency and decreasing hospital resource utilization by applying principles of observation medicine.
Research from the National Poll on Children's Health
Mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Results from the poll showed that 40 percent of mothers say they read the nutrition labels either “very often” or “always.” Just 35 percent of fathers say they read the labels “very often” or “always.”