Interdisciplinary Studies of Policies & Practices Supporting Child Welfare & Child Health Collaboration

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

PROJECT SUMMARY: In 2015, the Utah Division of Child and Family Services passed a policy that would allow sharing of information regarding maltreatment, household risks, and treatment recommendations with health care providers who have referred a child for concerns of suspected child maltreatment. We propose to study state policies and practices that support child welfare and child health collaboration in Utah and across the United States. By analyzing challenges with the implementation of the new Utah policy, we will provide recommendations for supporting child health and welfare through policy.

Interdisciplinary Studies of Policies & Practices Supporting Child Welfare & Child Health Collaboration
TEAM MEMBERS

[Pictured Left to Right]

  • Lina Svedin, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Kristine Campbell, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Protection and Family Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Tonya Myrup, MSW, Deputy Director, Division of Child and Family Services, Salt Lake City, Utah
“These barriers are difficult. They are not, however, insurmountable. I firmly believe that the opportunity offered by the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program will help to create a new path for the action-oriented, policy-relevant research needed to improve health-related outcomes for children involved with the child welfare system.”
— Kristine Campbell

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