Health And Welfare For Families In The 21St Century / Edition 2

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2003 AJN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER!
In Health and Welfare for Families in the 21st Century, Second Edition, leaders in the maternal and child health field analyze the revolutionizing effect of changes occurring today in the social, educational, political, and economic aspects of family health care. This authoritative collection of readings provides a basic overview of the health and social welfare systems, and the policy and insurance infrastructure surrounding those systems. In this edition, a major emphasis is placed on the effect of managed care on these systems, and the effect of new legislation on families and children.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Amer M. El-Ahraf, Dr.P.H., REHS (California State University Dominguez Hills)
Description: This book provides a wide range of information necessary to examine issues impacting the health and welfare of families in the twenty-first century.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information regarding maternal and child health in terms of history, people, policies, legislation, what they mean, how they worked or did not, what needs fixing, and what matters. The book is intended to nourish existing and potential leaders and build advocacy that can improve maternal, child and family health in the 21st century. These are well stated and worthwhile objectives, and the authors were able to meet them.
Audience: The book is written for leaders in academia, in research centers, and in official and nonofficial organizations as well as members of boards, task forces, and clinical groups with roles in developing policies, strategic plans, program evaluations, procuring funding, influencing legislation and change on local, state or national levels. The intended audience is appropriate and the authors are credible authorities.
Features: This is an excellent collection of 38 articles that cover five major areas of maternal-child health (MCH) issues with appropriate references to the health conditions of the general population and with some international comparisons. These are foundations; social welfare; health expenditures and health insurance; health issues; and policy issues. Weaving a formidable mix of facts, figures, legislation and historical events, the authors provide the reader with an in-depth treatment of the subject matter. Examples cover the range from the public health triumphs achieved since 1900, that included a record increase in life expectancy and a record improvement in maternal mortality, to the decline of the U.S.'s international ranking in infant mortality, which has fallen from 11th lowest in 1960 to 27th lowest in 1997, and the record increase in homeless women and their children. Different articles show that despite impressive progress in many areas, more is needed to be done. After reviewing the maternal-child health policies and practices in a manner that shows the relevancy of their background to the unique characteristics of the American political system, culture, demographics, and value system, the book examines the priorities and research implications and challenges facing MCH in the 21st century. It predicts that programmatic priorities will expand and that "the implications of gene research will extend far into the 21st century and will affect health overall and maternal and child health in particular." The illustrations are superb and the short glossary at the end of the book is useful. While I recommend reading every article in this edited book, I particularly advise reading the one titled, "Health Care and Health Care Policy in a Changing World" first. It provides an understanding of the healthcare system through an examination of the society in which the system exists.
Assessment: This second edition is must reading for leaders and potential leaders in the diverse area of maternal, child and family health, in particular, and in the health field in general. It contains a wealth of data, thoughtful analysis of past experiences, assessment of the present, and the tools to chart future actions.
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Reviewer: Amer M. El-Ahraf, Dr.P.H., REHS(California State University Dominguez Hills)
Description: This book provides a wide range of information necessary to examine issues impacting the health and welfare of families in the twenty-first century.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information regarding maternal and child health in terms of history, people, policies, legislation, what they mean, how they worked or did not, what needs fixing, and what matters. The book is intended to nourish existing and potential leaders and build advocacy that can improve maternal, child and family health in the 21st century. These are well stated and worthwhile objectives, and the authors were able to meet them.
Audience: The book is written for leaders in academia, in research centers, and in official and nonofficial organizations as well as members of boards, task forces, and clinical groups with roles in developing policies, strategic plans, program evaluations, procuring funding, influencing legislation and change on local, state or national levels. The intended audience is appropriate and the authors are credible authorities.
Features: This is an excellent collection of 38 articles that cover five major areas of maternal-child health (MCH) issues with appropriate references to the health conditions of the general population and with some international comparisons. These are foundations; social welfare; health expenditures and health insurance; health issues; and policy issues. Weaving a formidable mix of facts, figures, legislation and historical events, the authors provide the reader with an in-depth treatment of the subject matter. Examples cover the range from the public health triumphs achieved since 1900, that included a record increase in life expectancy and a record improvement in maternal mortality, to the decline of the U.S.'s international ranking in infant mortality, which has fallen from 11th lowest in 1960 to 27th lowest in 1997, and the record increase in homeless women and their children. Different articles show that despite impressive progress in many areas, more is needed to be done. After reviewing the maternal-child health policies and practices in a manner that shows the relevancy of their background to the unique characteristics of the American political system, culture, demographics, and value system, the book examines the priorities and research implications and challenges facing MCH in the 21st century. It predicts that programmatic priorities will expand and that "the implications of gene research will extend far into the 21st century and will affect health overall and maternal and child health in particular." The illustrations are superb and the short glossary at the end of the book is useful. While I recommend reading every article in this edited book, I particularly advise reading the one titled, "Health Care and Health Care Policy in a Changing World" first. It provides an understanding of the healthcare system through an examination of the society in which the system exists.
Assessment: "This second edition is must reading for leaders and potential leaders in the diverse area of maternal, child and family health, in particular, and in the health field in general. It contains a wealth of data, thoughtful analysis of past experiences, assessment of the present, and the tools to chart future actions. "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763718596
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 4/9/2003
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 586
  • Product dimensions: 1.22 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Health and Social Care of Women, Children, Youth and Families 5
Health Care and Health Care Policy in a Changing World 26
The Maternal and Child Health Leadership Institute: Putting the Health for All Framework into Action 43
Demographic Factors Affecting Fertility Patterns in the United States 52
The American Family: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century 71
Nutrition Issues for Mothers, Children, Youth and Family 80
Integrating the Roles of Health Surveillance, Performance Monitoring, and Systems Evaluation 103
Combating Family Poverty: A Review of the American Welfare System 119
Did Welfare Reform Work? Implications for 2002 and Beyond 138
The Effects of Welfare Reform on the Reproductive Health of Women 149
The Social Security Act and Maternal and Child Health Services: Securing a Bright Future 164
The Child Care System in the United States 171
Children in Foster Care: Challenges in Meeting Their Health Care Needs Through Medicaid 197
The Head Start Program: Past, Present, Future 206
Community-Based Coalitions: The Health Start Initiative 215
Inflation Spurs Health Spending In 2000 231
Health Insurance of Children and Youth 245
The State Children's Health Insurance Program: A Progress Report 259
The Supplemental Security Income Program for Children 269
Managed Care and Children 281
Adolescent Health 289
Women's Health Care 319
Women's Health Care: Issues and Challenges 335
Childhood Immunizations 342
Emergency Medical Services and Children: A Growing Concern 355
Oral Health in Maternal and Child Health 372
The Progress and Potential of Injury Prevention 385
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 407
The Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in the United States 422
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States 444
Child Abuse and Neglect 462
Homeless Women and Their Children in the 21st Century 469
Ensuring Substance Abuse Services for Families 481
Infant Mortality in the United States: Levels, Trends and Interventions 489
Prevention for Health 513
Maternal and Child Health: Back to the Future 520
Social Policy Reform and America's Cities: Risk and Opportunity for Maternal and Child Health 527
Steps for the Future 540
Glosary 555
Index 565
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