ERIC Number: ED198953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Better Health for Our Children: A National Strategy. The Report of the Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health to the United States Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Volume I: Major Findings and Recommendations.
Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This first volume of the 1981 Report of the Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health presents the panel's major findings and recommendations in several areas of maternal and child health. Section I, the Introduction, addresses five major concerns related to health care that were identified by the panel. These concerns were (1) that programs to prevent disease and promote health are neither available nor adequately used even when available; (2) that sharp disparities persist in both health status and use of health services according to family income, ethnic background, parental education, and geographic location; (3) that the current health care system insufficiently recognizes or supports the role of the family as the primary source of health care for children; (4) that the organizational, administrative, financial, and professional training aspects of today's health care system have not been adapted to cope with current family health problems; and (5) that public health programs are not working effectively in relation to one another. Sections II through V discuss in detail these concerns and focus in particular on how they can most effectively be dealt with in the 1980s and beyond. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Children, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Health Education, Health Needs, Health Personnel, Health Programs, Health Services, Mothers, Needs Assessment, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Problems, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-002-00140-2, $8.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Note: For other volumes of this report, see PS 012 110-112 and PS 012 137.