Health care policies for children in out-of-home care

Christina Risley-Curtiss, Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

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Placement in out-of-home care is one intervention used to protect children from abuse and neglect. While children are in such care, it is the child welfare agency's responsibility to ensure that their health needs are met. The study reported here examined health care policies and services for children in 46 state child welfare agencies. Virtually all states had some sort of written policies regarding health care for children in out-of-home care. Half, however, reported having no information management system to record health care data, and only six of the 23 had computerized systems. Most states fell short of meeting the standards set by the Child Welfare League of America for the health care of children in out-of-home care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-350
Number of pages26
JournalChild welfare
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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