Campaign for Healthy Children
IMPROVING ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OF NEW YORK’S CHILDREN
Insuring a Medical Home for Every Child
The Campaign for Healthy Children 2006 – 2007 Agenda
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Henry Schaeffer, MD,
Immediate Past Chairperson
American Academy of Pediatrics, District II
Mission and Goals
The Campaign for Healthy Children is a joint project of Statewide Youth Advocacy, Inc. and the American Academy of Pediatrics, District II (New York State). Although each organization is independent, the partnership of the Campaign was founded 15 years ago to advocate for funding and programmatic changes at the state level to support families and help ensure the healthy development of children.
In addition to working to secure a “medical home” for all of our children, the founding organizations also work to ensure the general safety and well-bring of children. To realize these goals, the Campaign works to:Campaign works to:
- Address the causes of child poverty.
- Achieve quality, affordable and developmentally-appropriate child care and universal pre-kindergarten.
- Enact sensible gun control laws.
- Educate policymakers and parents about the serious public health risks associated with the violence to which many children are exposed.
- Protect children from exploitation and all forms of abuse and neglect.
- Ensure that all children have access to a sound and basic education.
- Promote healthy behaviors for children and families.
Basic planks of our Agenda reflect the work we have been doing for the last two years. There will be an emphasis on access to and quality of children’s health care, a focus on meeting children’s mental health needs, their needs in the area of learning differences, and an exploration of best ways to meet children’s oral health needs. We have addressed issues to target childhood obesity, the availability of sub-specialists and the challenges of meeting the health care needs of special needs children.