Improving Access to Health Services for Children and Pregnant Women

Jennie Engel, Joshua M. Wiener
Release Date: November 25, 1991

American women and children, particularly poor ones, face major health risks. Infant mortality rates in the United States are far higher than in many other industrialized nations, and infant death rates, for blacks are twice those for whites. One serious impediment to reducing infant mortality and improving maternal and child health in the United States is that many children and pregnant women do not have access to basic health services. This book explores ways to ensure unversal access to health services and examines the need to provide services that go beyond traditional medical care.