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Cohen, Larry – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
It is a great time for prevention. As the United States explores what health in our country should look like, it is an extraordinary time to highlight the role of prevention in improving health, saving lives, and saving money. The Affordable Care Act's investment in prevention has spurred innovation by communities and states to keep people healthy…
Descriptors: Role, Prevention, Health Promotion, Public Policy
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Schuster, Mark A.; Chung, Paul J.; Vestal, Katherine D. – Future of Children, 2011
All children, even the healthiest, have preventive and acute health care needs. Moreover, a growing number of children are chronically ill, with preventive, acute, and ongoing care needs that may be much more demanding than those for healthy children. Because children are unable to care for themselves, their parents are expected to provide a range…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Employer Attitudes, Health Insurance, Child Health
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Brindis, Claire D.; Geierstanger, Sara P.; Faxio, Adrienne – Health Education & Behavior, 2009
As part of their 10-year $60 million Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, The California Wellness Foundation funded 18 state and local organizations to conduct policy advocacy to strengthen teen pregnancy prevention policies. This article describes how some of these grantees accomplished noteworthy goals, including the passage of the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Advocacy, Adolescents, Pregnancy