ERIC Number: ED046527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Keeping Children Healthy: Health Protection and Disease Prevention. 1970 White House Conference on Children, Report of Forum 10. (Working Paper).
This forum considers preventive health care to include not only good physical and dental care, good nutrition, and good sanitation, but also adequate housing, quality education, sufficient clothing as well as opportunities to experience love, achieve self respect, participate in play and become meaningfully involved with others. Several population groups in our country are subject to unusual health hazards and have particular need for health care. Poor children, expectant mothers, young infants, handicapped and emotionally disturbed children, and children of migrant workers are the especially vulnerable groups. The social pathology of narcotic addiction, prejudice, understimulation, violence, and indifference to human needs constitutes other pressing problems that threaten the quality of physical and emotional health in our society. A high priority should be set on the development and delivery of needed services to insure immediate access to decent care for the most vulnerable groups. Other recommendations call for acceptance of national standards for preventive health services, manpower augmentation, research in the health sciences, adequate income, good nutrition, improved housing, and a reinstitutionalization reconstruction of the systems for delivering human services as a national commitment. (WY)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.