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  • Individual Author: Aalsma, Matthew C.; Blythe, Margaret J.; Tong, Yan; Harezlak, Jaroslaw; Rosenman, Marc B.
    Reference Type: Journal Article
    Year: 2012

    The primary goal was to describe the health care coverage of detained youth. An exploratory second goal was to describe the possible relationship between redetention and coverage. Health care coverage status was abstracted from electronic detention center records for 1,614 adolescents in an urban detention center (October 2006 to December 2007). The majority of detained youth reported having Medicaid coverage (66%); 18% had private insurance and 17% had no insurance. Lack of insurance was more prevalent among older, male, and Hispanic youth. A substantial minority of detained youth were uninsured or had inconsistent coverage over time. While having insurance does not guarantee appropriate health care, lack of insurance is a barrier that should be addressed to facilitate coordination of medical and mental health care once the youth is released into the community. (Author abstract)

    The primary goal was to describe the health care coverage of detained youth. An exploratory second goal was to describe the possible relationship between redetention and coverage. Health care coverage status was abstracted from electronic detention center records for 1,614 adolescents in an urban detention center (October 2006 to December 2007). The majority of detained youth reported having Medicaid coverage (66%); 18% had private insurance and 17% had no insurance. Lack of insurance was more prevalent among older, male, and Hispanic youth. A substantial minority of detained youth were uninsured or had inconsistent coverage over time. While having insurance does not guarantee appropriate health care, lack of insurance is a barrier that should be addressed to facilitate coordination of medical and mental health care once the youth is released into the community. (Author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Ross, Donna Cohen
    Reference Type: Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 1999

    A child's early years are the time to nurture optimum growth and development and to be on the lookout for any problems that require medical attention to prevent them from becoming major health concerns. Staff of early childhood programs, such as Head Start, child care centers, family child care homes, child care resource and referral agencies, and others, have an important role to play in assuring the health of children in their care. Parents often rely on early childhood professionals whom they know and trust for advice and help in finding health care for their children. But, obtaining medical services, especially preventive care, can be difficult, or next to impossible, without insurance. (author introduction)

    A child's early years are the time to nurture optimum growth and development and to be on the lookout for any problems that require medical attention to prevent them from becoming major health concerns. Staff of early childhood programs, such as Head Start, child care centers, family child care homes, child care resource and referral agencies, and others, have an important role to play in assuring the health of children in their care. Parents often rely on early childhood professionals whom they know and trust for advice and help in finding health care for their children. But, obtaining medical services, especially preventive care, can be difficult, or next to impossible, without insurance. (author introduction)