NAVIGATING the future through the past: the enduring historical legacy of federal children's health programs in the United States.

@article{Brosco2012NAVIGATINGTF,
  title={NAVIGATING the future through the past: the enduring historical legacy of federal children's health programs in the United States.},
  author={Jeffrey P Brosco},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 10},
  pages={1848-57}
}
The United States excels at treating the most complex medical conditions, but our low-ranking health statistics (relative to other countries) do not match our high-end health care spending. One way to understand this paradox is to examine the history of federal children's health programs. In the 1800s, children's health advocates confronted social determinants of health to reduce infant mortality. Over the past 100 years, however, physicians have increasingly focused on individual doctor… CONTINUE READING

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