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Health Care

Children’s access to health care and parents’ satisfaction with the health care their children receive were measured through questions about children’s health insurance coverage, their use of preventive medical and dental services, their access to needed mental health services, and the communication skills and cultural sensitivity of their children’s health care providers. Several survey questions were also combined to assess whether children had a “medical home,” a source of primary care that is accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.

This section includes the following indicators:


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