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Child Health Policies -- Research Starters Sociology

By: Link, Sharon;

2009 / EBSCO


This article provides an overview of child health policies in the United States including historical factors and an overview of the Children's Bureau formed in 1912. It discusses the rationale for child health policies, and examples of progress in the design process, as well as current practice and impacting legislation and agency interplay. Issues are presented indicating the need for improved approaches to child health policies, as well as outlining policy factors and guidelines, and clinical impacts. A conclusion is offered that calls for a systemized child health policy translating policy into practice.