Children and Youth Health Resources
Connecticut Appleseed’s Access to Dental Care Committee has improved dental access through a series of imaginative approaches. For example, they helped to expand the supply of professionals willing to service disadvantaged children by revising the state’s strict licensing laws.
Despite high levels of health insurance coverage, public health indicators among District children have for some time been among the worst in the nation, including high levels of asthma, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, HIV/AIDS and mental illness. DC Appleseed is working on two initiatives detailed on their webpage designed to help improve children’s health.