The Social Environment

Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss and Kate W. Harris

in The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195151091
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864973 | DOI:
 The Social Environment

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This chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force on interventions in the social environment to improve community health. To improve children's readiness for school and reduce retention in grade and placement in special education, the Task Force recommends comprehensive, center-based, early childhood development programs for low-income children. To improve family safety, tenant-based rental assistance programs are recommended.

Keywords: public health practice; community health; family safety; childhood education; health interventions

Chapter.  10121 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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