Help for Infants and Pregnant Women
Each year, 39,000 American infants die before their first birthdays, giving the U.S. one of the highest infant mortality rates among industrialized countries. Contributing to these deaths is the fact that many children and pregnant women fail to receive basic health services. Yet, according to Joshua Wiener, a senior fellow in the Brookings Economic Studies Program, and Jeannie Engel, a consultant with the Management Assistance Group, authors of Improving Access to Health Services for Children and Pregnant Women, "Where there is agreement that action is necessary, there is not a clear consensus on what should be done."
The national rate of low birth weight, the factor most …
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Publication information: Article title: Help for Infants and Pregnant Women. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: USA TODAY. Volume: 121. Issue: 2575 Publication date: April 1993. Page number: 6. © 2009 Society for the Advancement of Education. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
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