ERIC Number: ED424963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnosis: Indicators of the Health and Safety of Young Tennesseans. A Tennessee KIDS COUNT Project Report.
Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
This Kids Count report examines the well being of Tennessee's children, focusing on their health and safety. The statistical portrait is based on 5 health and safety indicators of child well being: (1) adequate prenatal care; (2) low birthweight births; (3) infant mortality; (4) population under 21 years eligible for Medicaid; and (5) child deaths. The report's introductory section, "Prognosis," presents the 10 Tennessee counties ranking worst numerically and percentage-wise on births without adequate prenatal care, low birthweight births, and infant mortality. Following the introduction, the report presents both numerical and percentage data for each of the indicators by county and for the state as a whole. After the indicator information, the "Prescription" section presents recommendations by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, including increasing public awareness of family planning programs, increasing access to health care for pregnant women, providing rehabilitation services for women who are substance abusers, providing parenting education for new parents, promoting children's access to adequate nutrition, and ensuring that all children are properly immunized. The report concludes with data sources and a list of members of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth and Kids Count advisory committees. (KB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee