The Journal of Applied Research on Children is an open-access and peer-reviewed online journal that is uniquely focused on the needs of children through a holistic prism. Focused on interdisciplinary research that is linked to practical, evidenced-based policy solutions for children’s issues, JARC serves to inform legislative and policy decisions, as well as existing and innovative practice models. Furthermore, JARC aims to serve as a resource to child advocates and community stakeholders by providing case studies on how innovative research and data have been used effectively to influence local, state, or national policies. JARC focuses on timely child-related topics including—but not limited to—human trafficking, food insecurity, and the quality of public education.

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Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2 (2013) Accountable Communities: Healthier Neighborhoods, Healthier Children

Issue Editor's Point of View


Being a Child Today Is Simply Not Easy
Ira Colby and Catherine M. Flaitz



Accountable Communities: A Concept Broader than Health Care
Angelo P. Giardino and Robert D. Sanborn



Trends in Child Health Insurance Coverage: A Local Perspective
Jean L. Raphael, Richard R. Batsell, Marc A. Kowalkowski, Aileen Beltran, Angelo P. Giardino, and Charles G. Macias


Socioeconomic and Cultural County-level Factors Associated with Race/Ethnic Differences in Body Mass Index in 4th Grade Students in Texas
Jennifer J. Salinas, Manasi S. Shah, Jennifer L. Gay, Ken Sexton, Eileen Nehme, Dorothy Mandell, and Deanna M. Hoelscher

Invited Commentary

Perspectives from the Field


Making a Community Ready for Oral Health
Paul Casamassimo and Catherine M. Flaitz


Artifacts of Schooling
Frank S. Kelly

Resource Review



Angelo P. Giardino, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert D. Sanborn, Ed.D.

Associate Editors
Christopher Greeley, M.D.
Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H.

Issue Editor
Ira Colby, D.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Catherine Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S.