ERIC Number: ED046528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Delivery of Child Health Services. 1970 White House Conference on Children, Report of Forum 11. (Working Paper).
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
This report examines the current status of child health services in the United States and identifies priorities for an improved health care program for mothers and children. Its recommendations are designed as guidelines for constructive discussion by participants in the 1970 White House Conference on Children. A major thesis of the report is that the existing child health system in the United States is costly but cumbersome, well-intentioned but deplorably piecemeal, a system which muddles along rather than moving forthrightly ahead. In the 1970's, we shall be responsible for meeting the health needs of an anticipated 100 million young people at various stages of development. The Forum members have concluded that nothing less than a rationally planned and soundly supported maternal and child health program can be expected to correct current inequities and inadequacies. Specifically recommended are: (1) a federally-financed national child health care program, (2) augmentation of illness prevention and health promotion services, (3) revitalization of certain existing child health program, (4) the establishment of a unified child health unit within the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, under a newly created Deputy Assistant Secretary, and (5) ongoing advocacy of child health programs, through a presidential council. Two papers are attached which compare various proposals for national health insurance. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.