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According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2020 Kids Count report, Louisiana ranks 43rd for the health of its children. Contributing to the low ranking is the percentages of low birth-weight babies, accidental deaths and obese children which exceed the national average. Louisiana also has among the highest death rate for pregnant women in the U.S.

So, how is the state addressing these issues among one of its more vulnerable populations? And how is the state handling the mental health challenges of children and families dealing with poverty, natural disasters and the pandemic? Louisiana Public Square brings together members of the medical community to answer these questions and more on “Children’s Health Matters” Wednesday, December 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. The broadcast will feature a dynamic interactive viewer survey.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Alexandria; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.