ERIC Number: ED198954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
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 II: Analysis and Recommendations for Selected Federal Programs.
Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This second volume of the 1981 Report of the Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health presents an examination of selected federal programs affecting maternal and child health and proposes detailed recommendations for federal legislative, regulatory, and other administrative improvements. Five federal programs, identified by the panel as having a particular positive impact on maternal and child health, are reported. These programs are Title V of the Social Security Act; Medicaid and EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment); WIC (Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children); Public Law 94-142 (Education for all Handicapped Children Act); and Community Mental Health Centers and Service Systems. The analysis of each program includes a summary of major recommendations, a brief description of the program (including an evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses), and a plan which includes specific recommendations for program improvements. The histories, purposes and accomplishments of 10 additional programs which play an important role in the delivery of health and health-related services are also briefly described. A full list of federal programs directly or indirectly related to maternal and child health is listed in Appendix A. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Federal Programs, Health Needs, Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Mothers, Pregnancy, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-002-00141-1, $4.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Social Security Act