ERIC Number: ED376983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Health Care Reform: Opportunities for Improving Adolescent Health.
Irwin, Charles E., Jr., Ed.; And Others
Health care reform represents a major step toward achieving the goal of improved preventive and primary care services for all Americans, including children and adolescents. Adolescence is a unique developmental age district from both childhood and adulthood with special vulnerabilities, health concerns, and barriers to accessing health care. It is also an opportune time for prevention. Because adolescents are critical to the future health and well-being of the country, a focus on adolescent care is an important part of health care reform. The essential elements of health care reform for adolescents that should be included in reform legislation and implementation are: (1) ensuring access to care; (2) benefits and cost sharing; (3) attention to the needs of special populations; (4) training to meet the needs of adolescents; and (5) responding to public health needs. The six papers in this report address each of these essential elements. The papers are: (1) "Adolescents, the Health Care Delivery System, and Health Care Reform" (Jonathan D. Klein); (2) "Enhancing Benefits for Adolescents under National Health Reform" (Margaret McManus and Jennifer Dunbar); (3) "Issues for Adolescents Relating to the Financing of Health Care" (Cindy Mann); (4) "Adolescents and Health Care Reform: Protecting Special Populations" (Abigail English); (5) "Training in the Era of Health Care Reform" (Karen Hein); and (6) "Health Care Reform and Adolescent Health: The Anticipated Role and Contribution of Public Health" (Claire Brindis). Most of the papers contain references and four appendices are included. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Adolescents, Health, Health Care Costs, Health Promotion, Health Services, Individual Needs, Professional Training, Public Health
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102 (single copy, free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Arlington, VA.