ERIC Number: ED340472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-23
Reference Count: N/A
Generating Innovative Strategies for Healthy Infants and Children. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
In this report of a hearing on infants' and children's health, two factsheets present information on the lack of recent progress in reducing infant mortality rates; the accessibility of prenatal care; low birthweight; nutrition; inadequate child health care; health risks for low-income children; the lack of adequate health insurance; the health care provider shortage; inflexibilities of the medical system; the limits of technology in addressing the issue of infant mortality; the relationship of maternal behaviors and characteristics, such as drug use and marital status, to infant mortality; and the need for services that remove unnecessary bureaucracy from the health care system. Statements were made by nine representatives and by Senator Bill Bradley. Statements or other materials were presented by six other individuals representing organizations or government agencies. Topics included those covered in the factsheets and one-stop shopping for health care services, an outbreak of measles, and Bush administration initiatives to address the problem of providing child health care. (BC)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Birth Weight, Child Health, Delivery Systems, Drug Use, Federal Programs, Health Insurance, Health Personnel, Health Programs, Health Services, Hearings, Infant Mortality, Low Income Groups, Nutrition, Prenatal Influences, Unwed Mothers
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328 (Stock No. 052-070-06776-4, $4.00).
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.