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Did you know that America spends more than triple what our peer countries do on medical care, yet we have among the worst health indices of any country in the developed world?

We can change that.

America’s health care system evolved to provide one thing: medical care. And though we’re a global leader in cutting-edge medicine for complex conditions, America pays less attention to the many other things that are essential to creating and maintaining health — like nutrition, safety, housing and transportation.

The good news is that together, by supporting programs and policies that combine these factors with medical care, we can make America’s health care system more effective and less expensive.

The key is to start with children.

More than any other population, improvements in childhood health result in immediate and long-term benefits that ripple across communities and generations, helping more Americans enjoy a strong economy and a bright future.

Armed with the facts, you can help create more health for yourself, your family and your community.

I hope you’ll help me and ֲý Children's spread the word about what really creates health, how investing early is the key to securing America’s future, and why your voice matters.

R. Lawrence Moss, MD, FACS, FAAP
President and Chief Executive Officer
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The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns and cities across the country. Using archival photographs collected, preserved and archived by staff of ֲý this book shares the history and distinct story of Alfred I. duPont and how he shaped children’s health care in the communities we serve today.

Recent Articles

Read Dr. Moss' contributions to some prominent articles on children's health.


By Sarai Rodriguez, Patient Engagement HIT | March 2, 2022


By Bruce Lesley & R. Lawrence Moss MD, Morning Consult | January 25, 2021


By Matt Humphrey, Strategic Health Care Marketing | November 4, 2021


By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | August 20, 2021

Articles From 2020

Dr. Moss contributed to articles on the state of children's health and how it all was affected by COVID-19.


R. Lawrence Moss MD, Charlene A. Wong, Daniella Gratale, Mark B. McClellan, HealthAffairs | July 21, 2020


By Mark Hagland, Healthcare Innovation | November 23, 2020


By Tara Bannow, Modern Healthcare | February 22, 2020


By R. Lawrence Moss MD, HealthLeaders Media | March 10, 2020


By Morgan Haefner, 𳦰’s | March 2, 2020


By R. Lawrence Moss MD, Modern Healthcare | November 25, 2020


NEJM Catalyst | July 29, 2020


By R. Lawrence Moss MD, The HILL | May 18, 2020


By Tina Reed, Fierce Healthcare | August 21, 2020


NEJM Catalyst | July 29, 2020

Previous Articles


Modern Healthcare | October 26, 2019


By Tina Reed, Fierce Healthcare | November, 12, 2018


By Steven Porter, HealthLeaders | October 17, 2019


By Rebecca Gale, HealthAffairs | November 2019


By Joseph P. Williams, U.S. News & World Report | November 18, 2019


By Jacqueline LaPointe, RevCycle Intelligence | November 1, 2019


By Mark Hagland, Healthcare Innovation | October 8, 2019


By Mark Hagland, Healthcare Innovation | November 27, 2019


By Maria Castelluci, Modern Healthcare | June 15, 2019

Appearances by Dr. Moss

U.S. News & World Report's Health Care of Tomorrow

Hear what Dr. Moss has to say about the future of children's health in this U.S. News & World Report presentation.

Dr. Moss' Latest Blog

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I’ve done the math. I have gone all night without sleep for over 1,400 nights. I have had interrupted sleep for over 2,500 nights. I’m not proud of this. Such is life as a surgical resident and practicing pediatric surgeon.

Thankfully, we have learned more about sleep, and the generations that followed me have a better relationship with slumber... Read More

Heart Health

May is Women’s Health Month, and it’s also the month we celebrate mothers. I lost my mother to cancer in 2017 and there has not been a day since when I have not thought about her and felt her presence. There are so many things I love about my wife, but none is more important to me than being the best possible mother to our children...

Reading Is Fun

Perhaps the perfect summer afternoon for me is sitting on a beautiful Florida beach next to my dog Nala with a book in my hand. Reading is one of my greatest pleasures in life and doing so in beautiful surroundings is close to nirvana. Shawn Achor, a renowned leader in the field of positive psychology, reports that spending even brief periods doing things we love produces enduring improvements in happiness. How do I know this?...

Can Transportation Transform Our Health?

Since emerging roughly 10 years ago, ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft have created Uber Health and Lyft Healthcare to provide nonemergency rides to and from medical appointments. Health care systems can use these services to give providers the ability to schedule transportation for qualifying patients and pay for the ride....

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