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Briefing Date:06/23/2004
Topic:Children's Health, the Nation's Wealth: Assessing and Improving Child Health

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
and
National Research Council
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Committee on Evaluation of Children's Health

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Congressional Briefing
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
311 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.


And


Thursday, November 11, 2004
512 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.

on

Children's Health, the Nation's Wealth:
Assessing and Improving Child Health

by

Greg J. Duncan, Edwin S. Tarry Chair, Human Development and Social Policy Program, Northwestern University, and Co-Chair, Committee on Evaluation of Children's Health, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, The National Academies

Ruth E.K. Stein, Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Co-Chair, Committee on Evaluation of Children's Health, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, The National Academies

Requested by Congress in P.L. 106-554, Children's Health, the Nations Wealth: Assessing and Improving Child Health provides a detailed examination of information about children's health needed to help policy makers and program providers at the federal, state, and local levels. The report describes what is known about the health of children and what is needed to expand the knowledge, both for current conditions and future threats.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 24, 2004 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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