ERIC Number: ED318576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Corporate Perspective on Maternal & Child Health.
Cronin, Carol; Hartman, Rebecca
This report considers the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality's recommendations for ways for the private sector to become more involved in promoting maternal and child health. The first chapter presents demographic data on changes affecting the workforce, including statistics on women in the workforce, changing family lifestyles, national infant mortality rates, and teenage pregnancy. Chapter two provides an overview of the costs and insurance coverage involved with maternity benefits. The role of corporate maternity benefits is discussed. Chapter three, which focuses on the health of children up to 5 years of age, presents demographic information related to the use of health care, insurance coverage, immunizations, and well child care. Special health concerns of children under 5 include injuries, lead poisoning, child abuse, AIDS, mental health, and chronic illness. The final chapter of the report addresses such concerns of working parents as flexible work arrangements and child care. Comments of participants in the 1989 Washington Business Group in Health's Health Resources and Services Administration Leadership Seminar on Maternal and Child Health have been inserted into the text when relevant. A list of resources for companies interested in additional information, the seminar agenda, and the list of participants are appended. (RH)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Child Health, Day Care, Demography, Employed Parents, Fringe Benefits, Medical Services, Private Sector, Program Descriptions, Social Problems, Sociocultural Patterns, Special Health Problems, Work Environment
Washington Business Group on Health, Attn: Publications, 229 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.
Authoring Institution: Washington Business Group on Health, Washington, DC.