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Introduction to Child and Adolescent Health

SP13-HTH 370- 1/9/13
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Kim Hartzler-Weakley

on 22 January 2013

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Transcript of Introduction to Child and Adolescent Health

Introduction to Child and Adolescent Health Infant-
Child
Adolescence
Adolescent
Youth
Health Definitions Basic Demographics Why do we care about child and adolescent health? Where do we begin? DATA Group Activity
-At your table look through the Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2010 and America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012

-As a group decide what are the top 5 key issues facing America's children and adolescents? Justify your answer.
-Make a "slide" or two listing your issues, supporting data, and implications
-Share with the class January 9th, 2013 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infant http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/child http://www.who.int/topics/adolescent_health/en/ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/youth http://www.who.int/about/definition/en/print.html http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/glance.asp 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.
Example?
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.
Incomplete immunization
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
Transportation
Location
Insurance
Money 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 http://www.hhs.gov/opa/familylife/tech_assistance/etraining/adolescent_brain/Overview/what_is_adolescence/index.html Class answers Class Activity-
Group Slides Review http://healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicId=2 -Child health- an indicator of the health care system
-Children are the future
-Children and adolescents are developing habits
-Keep them healthy-impacting the future
-More susceptible immune systems
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