Energy Insecurity is a Major Threat to Child Health
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Fact Sheet
Publication Date: 
February 2010

Young children in energy insecure homes are at high risk for food insecurity, poor health, hospitalizations, and developmental delays. The current recession has markedly increased the risk of energy insecurity, putting more young children’s health in jeopardy. For more information: www.childrenshealthwatch.org

John T. Cook et. al.
Children's Health Watch
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Source Notes: 
Children’s HealthWatch is a non-partisan pediatric research network carrying out research on impacts of economic conditions and public policies on the health of children under age three. For more than a decade, Children’s HealthWatch has interviewed families with young children in emergency departments and urgent care clinics in five hospitals in Baltimore, Boston, Little Rock, Minneapolis and Philadelphia serving largely low-income families. Data are collected on a wide variety of issues including demographics, food security, public benefits, caregivers’ health and earnings, housing, home energy conditions and children’s health status and developmental risk.
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Geographic Focus: 
United States of America