Mary D. Peoples, C. Arden Miller; Monitoring and Assessment in Maternal and Child Health: Recommendations for Action at the State Level. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 April 1983; 8 (2): 251–276. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-8-2-251
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Recent administration-sponsored changes in federal health policy and funding may harbor adverse effects for the health of mothers and children, and for the capabilities of state-level programs to serve them appropriately. Careful monitoring is required to assess the nature, extent, and impact of those changes. This paper examines several monitoring efforts in maternal and child health and recommends additional action at the state level to meet urgent information requirements.