Editorial: Paid family leave should be a U.S. priority

Modern Healthcare

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All men and women are created equal, but their fate is determined shortly thereafter. It rests on a foundation built in the first few years of life, when the developing brain acquires language and social skills.

Former Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson, who stressed prevention throughout his healthcare career, has dedicated his semi-retirement to early childhood development. “Children whose brains get exercised in the first three years of life are more likely to stay in school, avoid challenging health situations, and literally stay out of jail,” he’s written.