Lead Poisoning: Federal Health Care Programs are Not Effectively Reaching At-risk Children : Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives

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Page 67 - The budget also funds full participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which will provide benefits to 7.5 million people by the end of 1999.
Page 1 - GAO also reviewed policies for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (wic), administered by the Department of Agriculture, which serves low-income pregnant women and young children at nutritional risk.
Page 57 - ... must be dealt with in this Congress to ensure the continued viability of the home care program. 1. Medically complex patients A 1998 study conducted by The Lewin Group entitled "Implications of the Medicare Home Health Interim Payment System (IPS) of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act" and a 1998 study by the Center for Health Policy Research of the George Washington University entitled "Medicare Home Health Services: An Analysis of the Implications of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 for Access and...
Page 17 - WIC was established in 1972 to counteract the negative effects of poverty and poor nutrition on prenatal and pediatric health. WIC provides a combination of direct nutritional supplementation, nutrition education and counseling, and increased access to health care and social service providers for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children up to age five.
Page 66 - Prevention (CDC), is designed to provide national estimates of the health and nutrition status of the noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States aged 2 months and older.
Page 47 - American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Environmental Health, "Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels,
Page 16 - Head Start's primary goal is to improve the social competence of children in low-income families. To support...
Page 12 - National Research Council. Measuring lead exposure in infants, children, and other sensitive populations.
Page 17 - We are sending copies of this report to the Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight...

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