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1 Introduction
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... Maupin, Jr., of the Morehouse School of Medicine expressed optimism that both the health care delivery system and the health status of children can be improved, and perhaps more importantly, a culture of wellness can be created in communities by educating parents and fostering prevention. Gary Nelson, of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation, noted that the workshop program was grounded in science, built on partnerships, and focused on results.
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... The practical issues of implementing health policies directed toward children were discussed by Christine Ferguson of the George Washington University Department of Heath Policy and Yvonne Sanders-Butler of Browns Mill Elementary and Magnet School in Georgia. Mildred Thompson of PolicyLink and co-chair of the Roundtable provided the workshop participants with an opportunity to preview a segment of a forthcoming PBS documentary series entitled Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
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... The health status of the child, in turn, affects total child development and well-being, including education, social develop ment, economic welfare, and justice. •  ommunity involvement: Speakers and workshop participants C alike noted that successful interventions involve the community as a full partner in the process.
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... Bruner presented a paper he coauthored with Edward Schor of the Commonwealth Fund, entitled "Clinical Practice and Community Building: Addressing Racial Disparities in Healthy Child Development." The paper calls for a broad focus on total healthy child development, leading not only to improved child clinical health outcomes, but also improved outcomes including education, social development, and justice. Chapter 4 discusses how the implementation of health policy can not only have far-reaching effects beyond the health of an individual child, touching the overall well-being of families and communities, but also how health policy can go beyond health, influencing education, economic welfare, and other aspects of a child's life.
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... REACH communities are working toward bridging gaps between the health care system and the community; changing their social and physical environments to overcome barriers to good health; implementing strategies that fit their unique social, political, economic and cultural circumstances; and moving beyond individuals to community- and systems-level change. The open discussion that followed focused on budget issues and sustainability.

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