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Introduction to Child and Adolescent Health
Transcript of Introduction to Child and Adolescent Health
Why do we care about child and adolescent health?
Where do we begin?
-Get into small groups and look through the data briefs (reading assignment)
-Talk through the questions in the worksheet
-As a group decide what are the top 3 key issues facing America's children and adolescents? Justify your answer with supporitng data. What are the implications?
-Share with the class
January 14, 2016
Ages 0-24 =
34.5% of population
Children undergo rapid/continuous developmental changes
Cognitive, emotional, social, physical.
Children related to health
Many health conditions & leading causes of death (behaviors) begin in childhood.
Health of adults depends partly on quality of care they receive as children.
Children have unique health & developmental needs…
Poor, minority and/or uninsured children experience disparities in health care.
No medical ‘home’
Minority less likely to receive proven Tx. Like meds for asthma, ADHD, etc…
Is not always accessible, timely, or patient-centered.
Access to proper health care
Healthcare for children/adolescents
Fewer children affected by relatively large # of rare diseases.
Typically experience short or recurrent illnesses, death relatively rare.
Children have different disease patterns and manifestations
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