ERIC Number: ED337288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
One-Stop Shopping: The Road to Healthy Mothers and Children. A Report of the National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality.
National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.
This report promotes one-stop shopping for health and social services as an effective strategy for accommodating the needs of pregnant women and their children. Roadblocks to receipt of care by pregnant women include ignorance of prenatal or preventive pediatric services, poverty, weak referral networks, and the fragmentation of programs and services. A roadblock to coordination of services is created through administration of programs by multiple agencies. Five tools are needed to better bring services to families in need. First, there must be strong professional and political leadership. Second, the route to receiving care can be simplified by means of shortened and joint applications, expedited eligibility determinations, use of computers, and outreach programs. Third, bridges can be built between families and services through case management and interagency partnerships. Fourth, short cuts to receiving care can be effected by the placing of services under one roof, as in community health centers and public health clinics. Fifth, the capacity of the health delivery system must be expanded. Recommendations for designing one-stop shopping and short cuts for health service delivery are offered. Appendixes describe several model health care and support programs. A list of 36 references is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Maternal and Child Health Services; Maternal Health; Medicaid; Prenatal Care