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MPH 600 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH W TWEEL MD MPH WHY DO WOMEN AND CHILDREN DESERVE SPECIAL ATTENTION 48 OF THE US POPULATION CONSISTS OF WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE CHILDREN AND YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 22 YEARS ID: 262373 Download Presentation

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WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND PUBLIC HEALTH

MPH 600

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH

W. TWEEL, MD, MPHSlide2

WHY DO WOMEN AND CHILDREN DESERVE SPECIAL ATTENTION?

48% OF THE U.S. POPULATION CONSISTS OF WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE, CHILDREN, AND YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 22 YEARS.

THEY ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY REPRESENTED AMONG AMERICANS IN POVERTY. IN 1990 CHILDREN COMPRISED NEARLY 40% OF THE NATION’S POOR.

THE NEED IS GREAT:Slide3

PREGNANCY AND CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT ARE ESPECIALLY ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED RISK OF DYSFUNCTION, DISEASE, AND DISABILITY.Slide4

WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE THE LEAST REPRESENTED IN DECISION-MAKING CIRCLES THAT DESIGN AND MANAGE HEALTH CARE.Slide5

THIS POPULATION OFFERS THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR BENEFIT FROM HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION ACTIVITIES.Slide6

WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAVE UNIQUE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRING THE TAILORING OF PERSONAL HEALTH SERVICES ALONG WITH COMPREHENSIVE, POPULATION BASED SERVICES.Slide7

TEN ESSENTIAL MCH PUBLIC HEALTH FUNCTIONS Slide8

1 DATA COLLECTION

ASSESS AND MONITOR MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH STATUS TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS PROBLEMSSlide9

2 INVESTIGATION

DIAGNOSE AND INVESTIGATE HEALTH PROBLEMS AND HEALTH HAZARDS AFFECTING WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND YOUTHSlide10

3 EDUCATION

INFORM AND EDUCATED THE PUBLIC AND FAMILIES ABOUT MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH ISSUESSlide11

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

MOBILIZE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN POLICYMAKERS, HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, FAMILIES, THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AND OTHERS TO IDENTIFY AND SOLVE MCH PROBLEMSSlide12

5 LEADERSHIP

PROVIDE LEADERSHIP FOR PRIORITY SETTING, PLANNING, AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY EFFORTS TO ASSURE THE HEALTH OF WOMEN, CHILDREN, YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIESSlide13

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PROMOTE AND ENFORCE LAWS

PROMOTE AND ENFORCE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS THAT PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND YOUTH AND ENSURE PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THEIR WELL BEINGSlide14

7 ASSURE ACCESS

LINK WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND YOUTH TO HEALTH AND OTHER COMMUNITY AND FAMILY SERVICES, AND ASSURE ACCESS TO COMPREHENSIVE, QUALITY SYSTEMS OF CARESlide15

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ADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURE

ASSURE CAPACITY AND COMPETENCY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND PERSONAL HEALTH WORK FORCE TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NEEDSSlide16

9 EVALUATE

EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS, ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY OF PERSONAL HEALTH AND POPULATION-BASED MCH SERVICESSlide17

10 RESEARCH

SUPPORT RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATIONS TO GAIN NEW INSIGHTS AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO MCH RELATED PROBLEMS

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