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Halfon Neal

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
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    1. Schickedanz AB, Escarce JJ, Halfon N, Sastry N, Chung PJ. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Household Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs. Am J Prev Med. 2019 May; 56(5):698-707. PMID: 30905486.
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    2. Block EP, Zimmerman FJ, Aguilar E, Stanley L, Halfon N. Early Child Development, Residential Crowding, and Commute Time in 8 US States, 2010-2017. Am J Public Health. 2018 Nov; 108(11):1550-1557. PMID: 30252512.
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    3. Schickedanz A, Halfon N, Sastry N, Chung PJ. Parents' Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Children's Behavioral Health Problems. Pediatrics. 2018 Aug; 142(2). PMID: 29987168.
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    4. Halfon N, Larson K, Son J, Lu M, Bethell C. Income Inequality and the Differential Effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences in US Children. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Sep - Oct; 17(7S):S70-S78. PMID: 28865663.
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    5. Halfon N. More Precisely Targeting the Coal Mine of Social Adversity. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 11 07; 170(11):e162523. PMID: 27598819.
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    6. McGinnis JM, Diaz A, Halfon N. Systems Strategies for Health Throughout the Life Course. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25; 316(16):1639-1640. PMID: 27668955.
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    7. Nelson BB, Dudovitz RN, Coker TR, Barnert ES, Biely C, Li N, Szilagyi PG, Larson K, Halfon N, Zimmerman FJ, Chung PJ. Predictors of Poor School Readiness in Children Without Developmental Delay at Age 2. Pediatrics. 2016 08; 138(2). PMID: 27432845.
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    8. McGovern PM, Nachreiner NM, Holl JL, Halfon N, Dabelea D, Caulfield L, Cauley JA, Innocenti MS, Amsden L, Markovic N, Riddles M, Adams S. The National Children's Study: Early Recruitment Outcomes Using the Direct Outreach Approach. Pediatrics. 2016 06; 137 Suppl 4:S231-8. PMID: 27251869.
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    9. Halfon N. Poverty, Complexity, and a New Way Forward. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 16(3 Suppl):S16-8. PMID: 27044695.
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    10. Schickedanz A, Dreyer BP, Halfon N. Childhood Poverty: Understanding and Preventing the Adverse Impacts of a Most-Prevalent Risk to Pediatric Health and Well-Being. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Oct; 62(5):1111-35. PMID: 26318943.
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    11. Szilagyi M, Halfon N. Pediatric Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Life Course Health Trajectories. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Sep-Oct; 15(5):467-8. PMID: 26344714.
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    12. Larson K, Russ SA, Nelson BB, Olson LM, Halfon N. Cognitive ability at kindergarten entry and socioeconomic status. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb; 135(2):e440-8. PMID: 25601983.
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    13. Halfon N, Wise PH, Forrest CB. The changing nature of children's health development: new challenges require major policy solutions. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Dec; 33(12):2116-24. PMID: 25489029.
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    14. Bethell CD, Newacheck P, Hawes E, Halfon N. Adverse childhood experiences: assessing the impact on health and school engagement and the mitigating role of resilience. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Dec; 33(12):2106-15. PMID: 25489028.
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    15. Halfon N, Long P, Chang DI, Hester J, Inkelas M, Rodgers A. Applying a 3.0 transformation framework to guide large-scale health system reform. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Nov; 33(11):2003-11. PMID: 25367996.
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    16. Cheng TL, Wise PH, Halfon N. Quality health care for children and the Affordable Care Act: a voltage drop checklist. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct; 134(4):794-802. PMID: 25225140; PMCID: PMC4179100.
    17. Houtrow AJ, Larson K, Olson LM, Newacheck PW, Halfon N. Changing trends of childhood disability, 2001-2011. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):530-8. PMID: 25136051.
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    18. Fry-Bowers EK, Nicholas W, Halfon N. Children's health care and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: what's at stake? JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jun; 168(6):505-6. PMID: 24756169.
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    19. Cheng TL, Wise PH, Halfon N. Promise and perils of the Affordable Care Act for children. JAMA. 2014 May 07; 311(17):1733-4. PMID: 24794362.
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    20. Halfon N. Socioeconomic influences on child health: building new ladders of social opportunity. JAMA. 2014 Mar 05; 311(9):915-7. PMID: 24595774.
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    21. Halfon N, Larson K, Lu M, Tullis E, Russ S. Lifecourse health development: past, present and future. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Feb; 18(2):344-65. PMID: 23975451; PMCID: PMC3890560.
    22. Russ SA, Larson K, Tullis E, Halfon N. A lifecourse approach to health development: implications for the maternal and child health research agenda. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Feb; 18(2):497-510. PMID: 23955383.
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    23. Halfon N, Kuo AA. What DSM-5 could mean to children with autism and their families. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Jul; 167(7):608-13. PMID: 23645093.
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    24. Halfon N, Conway PH. The opportunities and challenges of a lifelong health system. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 25; 368(17):1569-71. PMID: 23614582.
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    25. Halfon N, Larson K, Slusser W. Associations between obesity and comorbid mental health, developmental, and physical health conditions in a nationally representative sample of US children aged 10 to 17. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Jan-Feb; 13(1):6-13. PMID: 23200634.
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    26. Larson K, Halfon N. Parental divorce and adult longevity. Int J Public Health. 2013 Feb; 58(1):89-97. PMID: 22674375.
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    27. Halfon N, Verhoef PA, Kuo AA. Childhood antecedents to adult cardiovascular disease. Pediatr Rev. 2012 Feb; 33(2):51-60; quiz 61. PMID: 22301031.
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    28. Russ SA, Larson K, Halfon N. A national profile of childhood epilepsy and seizure disorder. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb; 129(2):256-64. PMID: 22271699.
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    29. Halfon N, Houtrow A, Larson K, Newacheck PW. The changing landscape of disability in childhood. Future Child. 2012; 22(1):13-42. PMID: 22550684.
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    30. Halfon N. Addressing health inequalities in the US: a life course health development approach. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Mar; 74(5):671-3. PMID: 22209674.
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    31. Kuo AA, Inkelas M, Slusser WM, Maidenberg M, Halfon N. Introduction of solid food to young infants. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Nov; 15(8):1185-94. PMID: 20842523; PMCID: PMC3195680.
    32. Halfon N, Stevens GD, Larson K, Olson LM. Duration of a well-child visit: association with content, family-centeredness, and satisfaction. Pediatrics. 2011 Oct; 128(4):657-64. PMID: 21930541.
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    33. Bethell C, Reuland C, Schor E, Abrahms M, Halfon N. Rates of parent-centered developmental screening: disparities and links to services access. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul; 128(1):146-55. PMID: 21646266.
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    34. Larson K, Russ SA, Kahn RS, Halfon N. Patterns of comorbidity, functioning, and service use for US children with ADHD, 2007. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):462-70. PMID: 21300675; PMCID: PMC3065146.
    35. Regalado M, Larson K, Wissow LS, Halfon N. Factors associated with discipline counseling for parents of infants and young children. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Sep-Oct; 10(5):353-9. PMID: 20816656.
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    36. Halfon N, Lu MC. Gestational weight gain and birthweight. Lancet. 2010 Sep 18; 376(9745):937-8. PMID: 20691468.
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    37. Halfon N, Stanley L, DuPlessis H. Measuring the quality of developmental services for young children: a new approach. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2010 Apr; 84:1-14. PMID: 20411630.
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    38. Halfon N, Newacheck PW. Evolving notions of childhood chronic illness. JAMA. 2010 Feb 17; 303(7):665-6. PMID: 20159877.
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    39. Fuller B, Bein E, Bridges M, Halfon N, Jung S, Rabe-Hesketh S, Kuo A. Maternal practices that influence Hispanic infants' health and cognitive growth. Pediatrics. 2010 Feb; 125(2):e324-32. PMID: 20100750.
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    40. Halfon N, Larson K, Russ S. Why social determinants? Healthc Q. 2010; 14 Spec No 1:8-20. PMID: 20959743.
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    41. Lu MC, Kotelchuck M, Hogan V, Jones L, Wright K, Halfon N. Closing the Black-White gap in birth outcomes: a life-course approach. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 2):S2-62-76. PMID: 20629248.
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    42. Halfon N. The power of building systems. Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Dec; 14(10):654-5. PMID: 21119808; PMCID: PMC2807803.
    43. Margolis P, Halfon N. Innovation networks: a strategy to transform primary health care. JAMA. 2009 Oct 07; 302(13):1461-2. PMID: 19809028.
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    44. Halfon N, Russ S, Oberklaid F, Bertrand J, Eisenstadt N. An international comparison of early childhood initiatives: from services to systems. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2009 Oct; 30(5):471-3. PMID: 19823141.
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    45. Kuo AA, Inkelas M, Maidenberg M, Lotstein DS, Samson KM, Halfon N. Pediatricians' roles in the provision of developmental services: an international study. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 30(4):331-9. PMID: 19672160.
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    46. Russ SA, Larson K, Franke TM, Halfon N. Associations between media use and health in US children. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Sep-Oct; 9(5):300-6. PMID: 19592321.
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    47. Fuller B, Bridges M, Bein E, Jang H, Jung S, Rabe-Hesketh S, Halfon N, Kuo A. The health and cognitive growth of Latino toddlers: at risk or immigrant paradox? Matern Child Health J. 2009 Nov; 13(6):755-68. PMID: 19554440.
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    48. Larson K, Halfon N. Family income gradients in the health and health care access of US children. Matern Child Health J. 2010 May; 14(3):332-42. PMID: 19499315.
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    49. Halfon N, DuPlessis H, Barrett E. Looking back at pediatrics to move forward in obstetrics. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec; 20(6):566-73. PMID: 18989133.
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    50. Lotstein DS, Inkelas M, Hays RD, Halfon N, Brook R. Access to care for youth with special health care needs in the transition to adulthood. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Jul; 43(1):23-9. PMID: 18565434.
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    51. Larson K, Russ SA, Crall JJ, Halfon N. Influence of multiple social risks on children's health. Pediatrics. 2008 Feb; 121(2):337-44. PMID: 18245425.
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    52. Mistry R, Stevens GD, Sareen H, De Vogli R, Halfon N. Parenting-related stressors and self-reported mental health of mothers with young children. Am J Public Health. 2007 Jul; 97(7):1261-8. PMID: 17538058; PMCID: PMC1913090.
    53. Halfon N, DuPlessis H, Inkelas M. Transforming the U.S. child health system. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Mar-Apr; 26(2):315-30. PMID: 17339658.
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    54. Raghavan R, Inkelas M, Franke T, Halfon N. Administrative barriers to the adoption of high-quality mental health services for children in foster care: a national study. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2007 May; 34(3):191-201. PMID: 17211714.
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    55. Kuo AA, Inkelas M, Lotstein DS, Samson KM, Schor EL, Halfon N. Rethinking well-child care in the United States: an international comparison. Pediatrics. 2006 Oct; 118(4):1692-702. PMID: 17015563.
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    56. Stevens GD, Seid M, Halfon N. Enrolling vulnerable, uninsured but eligible children in public health insurance: association with health status and primary care access. Pediatrics. 2006 Apr; 117(4):e751-9. PMID: 16585286.
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    57. Stevens GD, Seid M, Mistry R, Halfon N. Disparities in primary care for vulnerable children: the influence of multiple risk factors. Health Serv Res. 2006 Apr; 41(2):507-31. PMID: 16584462; PMCID: PMC1702517.
    58. Pasztor EM, Hollinger DS, Inkelas M, Halfon N. Health and mental health services for children in foster care: the central role of foster parents. Child Welfare. 2006 Jan-Feb; 85(1):33-57. PMID: 16596826.
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    59. Stevens GD, Mistry R, Zuckerman B, Halfon N. The parent-provider relationship: does race/ethnicity concordance or discordance influence parent reports of the receipt of high quality basic pediatric preventive services? J Urban Health. 2005 Dec; 82(4):560-74. PMID: 16221918; PMCID: PMC3456673.
    60. Russ S, Halfon N. Early identification of language delays--are we there yet? J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2005 Aug; 26(4):304-6; discussion 307. PMID: 16100503.
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    61. Zuckerman B, Stevens GD, Inkelas M, Halfon N. Prevalence and correlates of high-quality basic pediatric preventive care. Pediatrics. 2004 Dec; 114(6):1522-9. PMID: 15574610.
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    62. Blumberg SJ, Halfon N, Olson LM. The National Survey of Early Childhood Health . Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1899-906. PMID: 15173460.
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    63. Santoli JM, Huet NJ, Smith PJ, Barker LE, Rodewald LE, Inkelas M, Olson LM, Halfon N. Insurance status and vaccination coverage among US preschool children. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1959-64. PMID: 15173467.
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    64. Bethell C, Reuland CH, Halfon N, Schor EL. Measuring the quality of preventive and developmental services for young children: national estimates and patterns of clinicians' performance. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1973-83. PMID: 15173469.
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    65. Halfon N, Olson LM. Introduction: results from a new national survey of children's health. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1895-8. PMID: 15173459.
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    66. Olson LM, Inkelas M, Halfon N, Schuster MA, O'Connor KG, Mistry R. Overview of the content of health supervision for young children: reports from parents and pediatricians. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1907-16. PMID: 15173461.
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    67. Regalado M, Sareen H, Inkelas M, Wissow LS, Halfon N. Parents' discipline of young children: results from the National Survey of Early Childhood Health. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1952-8. PMID: 15173466.
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    68. Halfon N, Inkelas M, Mistry R, Olson LM. Satisfaction with health care for young children. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1965-72. PMID: 15173468.
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    69. Inkelas M, Schuster MA, Olson LM, Park CH, Halfon N. Continuity of primary care clinician in early childhood. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1917-25. PMID: 15173462.
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    70. Halfon N, Regalado M, Sareen H, Inkelas M, Reuland CH, Glascoe FP, Olson LM. Assessing development in the pediatric office. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1926-33. PMID: 15173463.
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    71. Kogan MD, Schuster MA, Yu SM, Park CH, Olson LM, Inkelas M, Bethell C, Chung PJ, Halfon N. Routine assessment of family and community health risks: parent views and what they receive. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1934-43. PMID: 15173464.
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    72. Kuo AA, Franke TM, Regalado M, Halfon N. Parent report of reading to young children. Pediatrics. 2004 Jun; 113(6 Suppl):1944-51. PMID: 15173465.
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    73. Halfon N, Inkelas M. Optimizing the health and development of children. JAMA. 2003 Dec 17; 290(23):3136-8. PMID: 14679278.
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    74. Stevens GD, Mistry R, Halfon N. Caution urged in concluding disparities mitigated by increase in AA docs. J Natl Med Assoc. 2003 Aug; 95(8):755-6; author reply 756. PMID: 12934877; PMCID: PMC2594572.
    75. Caronna EB, Halfon N. Dipping deeper into the reservoir of autistic spectrum disorder. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Jul; 157(7):619-21. PMID: 12860780.
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    76. Lu MC, Prentice J, Yu SM, Inkelas M, Lange LO, Halfon N. Childbirth education classes: sociodemographic disparities in attendance and the association of attendance with breastfeeding initiation. Matern Child Health J. 2003 Jun; 7(2):87-93. PMID: 12870624.
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    77. Zuckerman B, Halfon N. School readiness: an idea whose time has arrived. Pediatrics. 2003 Jun; 111(6 Pt 1):1433-6. PMID: 12777567.
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    78. Lara M, Duan N, Sherbourne C, Halfon N, Leibowitz A, Brook RH. Children's use of emergency departments for asthma: persistent barriers or acute need? J Asthma. 2003 May; 40(3):289-99. PMID: 12807173.
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    79. Lu MC, Halfon N. Racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes: a life-course perspective. Matern Child Health J. 2003 Mar; 7(1):13-30. PMID: 12710797.
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    80. Prentice JC, Lu MC, Lange L, Halfon N. The association between reported childhood sexual abuse and breastfeeding initiation. J Hum Lact. 2002 Aug; 18(3):219-26. PMID: 12192956; PMCID: PMC4353602.
    81. Halfon N, Hochstein M. Life course health development: an integrated framework for developing health, policy, and research. Milbank Q. 2002; 80(3):433-79, iii. PMID: 12233246; PMCID: PMC2690118.
    82. Halfon N, Inkelas M, Hochstein M. The health development organization: an organizational approach to achieving child health development. Milbank Q. 2000; 78(3):447-97, 341. PMID: 11028191; PMCID: PMC2751167.
    83. Halfon N, Newacheck PW. Prevalence and impact of parent-reported disabling mental health conditions among U.S. children. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1999 May; 38(5):600-9; discussion 610-3. PMID: 10230193.
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    84. Halfon N, Inkelas M, Newacheck PW. Enrollment in the State Child Health Insurance Program: a conceptual framework for evaluation and continuous quality improvement. Milbank Q. 1999; 77(2):181-204, 173. PMID: 10392161; PMCID: PMC2751119.
    85. Halfon N, Newacheck PW, Hughes D, Brindis C. Community health monitoring: taking the pulse of America's children. Matern Child Health J. 1998 Jun; 2(2):95-109. PMID: 10728265.
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