ERIC Number: ED318561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Caring for New Mothers: Pressing Problems, New Solutions. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session (October 24, 1989).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
A hearing was held to consider problems women face in obtaining preventive care or early comprehensive prenatal care. Testimony concerned: (1) the Public Health Service Expert Panel's report on prenatal care; (2) Los Angeles' critical shortage of maternity care providers; (3) new research from Detroit that suggests that even when prenatal care is available, women at highest risk receive the worst care; and (4) promising approaches to improving maternity care, including the March of Dimes' Campaign for Healthier Babies and a prenatal care program for employees of the First National Bank of Chicago. Fact sheets on problems and solutions related to providing care for new mothers, and numerous tables of data on care and related topics are included in the report. Also included are answers to questions posed by Representatives Bliley and Miller to James O. Mason, M.D., Assistant Secretary of the Public Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services, concerning the President's plan to improve child health and reduce infant mortality. (RH)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Birth Weight, Demography, Drug Abuse, Federal Programs, Health Promotion, Hearings, Infant Mortality, Insurance, Low Income Groups, Malpractice, Medical Services, Pregnancy, Program Improvement, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 052-070-066-35-1, $9.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.