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Written and edited by leading pediatric and family nurse researchers, this book provides a synthesis of the research literature in nursing and health promotion of children, pediatric acute and chronic conditions, and children and families in the health care system.Children and Families in Health and Illness will prove an excellent shelf reference for researchers and a thought-provoking read for advanced-level practitioner in child or family nursing.
Chapter 14: Community Infrastructures: Principles and Strategies for Improving Child Health Services
Community Infrastructures: Principles and Strategies for Improving Child Health Services
Child health professionals have always tried to meet two goals: to provide the best possible care for individual children and their families and to promote improvements in the programs and policies that affect child health care in their communities. Today, we are trying to do so in a context that is full of contradictions.
Much has been accomplished in improving child health, and yet over 20% of our children live in poverty. Much has been learned about the organization and financing of care, and yet little is known about the effects of managed care on children. Much has been learned about the interaction between social, economic, ...