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Announcing New Child Health Resource Guide

Together with the Network for Public Health Law, NWCPHP is releasing a new resource guide about laws and services related to children’s health in the United States.

Together with the Network for Public Health Law, NWCPHP is releasing a new resource guide about laws and services related to children’s health in the United States.

June 3, 2014

Whether you work in public health, school health, childcare, or a community clinic, fundamental knowledge of the legal issues concerning children’s health is essential. NWCPHP’s new resource guide, Legal Aspects of Children’s Health Services, provides information about laws and services related to children and adolescents. This guide can assist professionals working directly with children or their families or those serving as a resource for referrals or consultations.

The resource guide is divided into five parts, each covering different aspects of children's health services. The guide can be downloaded in its entirety or by specific subtopics. Topic areas include:

  • Issues affecting child health and health care access, with special attention to the needs of vulnerable and underserved children who may be affected by poverty, immigration status, or disabilities
  • Laws and programs providing medical services to qualified children, such as developmental screenings, immunizations, and lead testing

Legal Aspects of Children’s Health Services: A Guide to Public Health Services for Children is available on the NWCPHP website at no cost. The content for this guide was developed in partnership with the Network for Public Health Law Southeastern Region Office. It is one of a series of courses and resources funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support public health law training.

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