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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Childhood Poverty Screening

Pediatricians urged to screen for poverty, By Brie Zeltner, March 9, 2016, Cleveland Plain Dealer: “In the fall, the nation’s largest pediatricians’ group urged its members to ask their patients if they regularly had enough to eat or ever went hungry. Now, the same group, the American Academy of Pediatrics, is asking its 64,000 members to pose another question during doctor visits: ‘Do you have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month?’ It’s a simple way doctors can screen for poverty, the group says, and there are many reasons why pediatricians should care if their patients are poor…”