Provides detailed information on maternal and child health status indicators for Alaska. Every third year, issues feature a comprehensive look at maternal and child health indicators for Alaska. Interim year issues focus on specific topics, presenting the findings of public health surveillance programs operated by the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit.
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This report encompasses material gathered in 1971 in Thailand, Sweden, and Israel. Observations of group care arrangements for young children, discussions with local program and research workers as well as review of relevant publications form the basis of the presentation. A substantial portion of five months in Israel was available for study of the kibbutz and its relationship to child care and development, while during shorter stays in Thailand and Sweden, child care arrangements were a focus of interest. The extensive experiences of the kibbutz and Swedish day nurseries will be emphasized since they are more applicable to present concerns in the United States.
The federal government has placed a priority on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities, such as disparities in vaccination coverage, by 2010. This study was conducted to examine recent vaccine coverage rates for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children aged 19 to 35 months and to compare these rates withthose of non-AIAN children.