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ERIC Number: ED002627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jun
Pages: 16
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THE ROLE OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN PROVIDING DAY CARE AND HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN OF MIGRANTS.
SCHLOESSER, PATRICIA; AND OTHERS
PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION, HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, AND EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM WERE PRESENTED. THE KANSAS BOARD OF HEALTH, THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE, THE KANSAS COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, AND THE KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY CHILD DEVELOPMENT STAFF COMBINED RESOURCES TO CARRY OUT THE PROGRAM. THE TWO STATE AGENCIES PROVIDED THE HEALTH SERVICES AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF, THE COMMUNITY, REPRESENTED BY THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, PROVIDED BUILDING SPACE, EQUIPMENT, AND VOLUNTEER STAFF, AND THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTERED THE DAY CARE CENTER. ADMISSION PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS WERE GIVEN. DIFFICULTY WAS FOUND IN CONTACTING PARENTS FOR FULL MEDICAL CASE HISTORIES. THE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM WAS NOT COMPLETED BACAUSE OF LACK OF PARENTAL SIGNATURES, AND BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTY OF CONTACTING PARENTS WHO WORKED IN THE FIELDS. THE CHILDREN WERE CLEAN AND IN GOOD HEALTH. A FEW CHRONIC OR SERIOUS AILMENTS WERE REFERRED FOR CONTINUED MEDICAL TREATMENT. LOCAL PHYSICIANS TREATED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL NEEDS. OUT OF 65 CHILDREN, SEVEN SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL CONDITIONS WERE NOTED. ACUTE INFECTIONS OR PARASITIC DESEASE WERE NOT A MAJOR PROBLEM. SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE PROGRAM WERE--TO HAVE EARLIER DENTAL INSPECTION, TO OBTAIN CONSENT SLIPS FOR IMMUNIZATION WHEN THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR VISITED THE FAMILY CONCERNING THE ENROLLMENT OF CHILDREN IN THE DAY CARE PROGRAM. TO HAVE A PARENT PRESENT FOR EXAMINATION OF 2- TO 5-YEAR-OLDS, TO PROVIDE HOMEMAKER SERVICES FOR THE MOTHER, AND TO USE TELEVISION PROGRAMS AS A MEDIUM FOR ADULT EDUCATION.
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Health, Topeka.
Identifiers: Kansas (Topeka)