ERIC Number: ED382329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Benefits and Systems of Care for Maternal and Child Health under Health Care Reform: Workshop Highlights.
Abel, Cynthia H., Ed.
This report discusses the health care needs of and benefits for women, children, and adolescents in light of national health care reform proposals put forth in 1994, and is based on presentations and discussions at an invitational workshop on maternal and child health. The report asserts that since women and children are disproportionately represented among the uninsured, expanding health insurance coverage to this group will also increase their access to health services more than expansion will help other groups. Adequate support is also needed for the public health and community services that many maternal and child health programs promote. Women in their childbearing years need a wide variety of reproductive health services in addition to routine medical care and mental health services. The report argues that continued efforts to design a comprehensive benefits package for women and children in the context of health care reform needs to be pursued. Neither the current system for delivering traditional personal health services nor the public health system alone can effectively provide the full range of health services needed by women and children. An appendix provides a list of workshop participants. (Contains 23 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Females, Government Role, Health Insurance, Health Needs, Health Services, Medical Care Evaluation, Medical Services, Mothers, Public Health, Workshops
Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418 (Quantities are limited).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Washington, DC.; Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Maternal and Child Health under Health Care Reform.
Identifiers: Health Care Reform; Maternal Health; Public Health Service