ERIC Number: ED201395
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. Executive Summary.
Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
This executive summary presents specific proposals to improve maternal and child health conditions in the United States. Contents of the summary are organized in 13 chapters. Five overriding concerns in the areas of health and health care are identified in Chapter One. Chapter Two focuses on the reduction of environmental risks; Chapter Three explores the relationships between health and behavior; and Chapter Four identifies four ways to improve the nutritional status of mothers and children. Chapter Five focuses mainly on prevention services that typically can be delivered through primary care systems. Chapter Six identifies nine organizational attributes that should be incorporated into all provider arrangements and submits proposals for strengthening existing arrangements. Chapter Seven discusses home visiting, primary mental health care, categorical services, mass screening, hospital care, and regionalization. Chapters Eight and Nine concentrate on organizing services for special populations and financing health services, respectively. Chapter Ten suggests ways to improve program coordination and management. Chapter Eleven discusses federal administration arrangements. The final two chapters suggest new roles for and relationships among health professionals and list domains of special importance on which research is needed. In conclusion, three sets of goals are formulated to clarify relationships among the many recommendations made. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.