Making the most of well visits

Some parents may not be maximizing well child visits

Nearly half of parents schedule well visits with their child’s regular provider even if they have a long wait for an appointment. 1 in 3 parents believe their child is more likely to follow advice if it comes from a provider their child knows well. 3 in 4 parents recall the provider giving feedback on questionnaires completed about their child’s health and behavior.

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Parent views on teens, religion and the holidays

Holiday tension: Just 1 in 3 parents say their teen regularly attends religious services with the family

9 in 10 parents think teens can believe in God or a higher power without being involved in organized religion. Only 1 in 3 parents say their teen attends religious services regularly. 3 in 4 parents believe participating in religious services helps teens connect with their family history and traditions.

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Disruption of parent-provider discussions about vaccines

1 in 7 parents haven't discussed vaccines with their child's healthcare provider during pandemic period

1 in 7 parents have not talked about vaccines with their child’s regular provider in the past two years. Among parents who discussed vaccines with their child’s regular doctor, 4 in 5 say the doctor was open to their questions and concerns. 1 in 4 parents describe problems getting vaccines for their child in the past two years.

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Parent actions around expired and leftover medicine in the home

Nearly 1/2 of parents have leftover prescription medications at home

Nearly half of parents have leftover prescription medicine at home. Only 1 in 5 parents think it is unsafe to take medicine past the expiration date. 1 in 7 parents have flushed expired or leftover medicine down the toilet or sink.

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