Children's Health Policy: Promising Starts, Disappointing Outcomes, co-authored by Beth Kilbreth, PhD (Muskie School faculty, retired) and Erika Ziller, PhD (Deputy Director, Maine Rural Health Research Center), explores the many federal and state programs addressing the health concerns of children. This authors find that this is an especially vulnerable population that struggles with significant gaps in coverage and limited political influence.
This chapter is part of a collection of writings on the factors that shape the US healthcare system and policy, published in the 5th edition of Health Politics and Policy, a widely used text in university courses on health policy.
Kilbreth, E., & Ziller, E. (2014). Children's health policy: Promising starts, disappointing outcomes. In J. A. Morone & D. Ehlke (Eds.), Health politics and policy (5th ed.). Independence, KY: Cengage Learning.