What are the sources of pediatric primary care in the United States? Are these sources sufficient for providing health-care services to the pediatric population? Why or why not? Children have the right to receive and obtain safe adequate health care. A resource available to parents and providers with a great amount of information is Bright Futures. BrightFutures initiative is health promotion foundation that provides parents with the means to empower them with knowledge and skills to promote the developmental needs of their children. In addition, this resource offers providers with the delivery of orientated care through prevention-based education (Burns, et al., 2017). The sources of delivery for pediatricprimary care include primary care offices, health departments, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, specialty physicians, and clinic (Burns, et. al., 2017). Home visits and care coordination programs are also available to those in poverty and or those with special needs children that are funded by federal or state programs (Beck et. al., 2016).Are there certain pediatric populations that lack access to health-care services? Why?The quality of received and readily available health care services decreases the chance of unnecessary disabilities and mortality by managing diseases. Access to health-care servicesis vital to promote and sustain health. To achieve the best pediatric health outcomes, it is important to have a personal relationship with a provider you trust, one that is easily accessible by their geographic location, and health insurance availability (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2018).Unfortunately, there’s certain pediatric populations that don’t have access to health-care services. Those from underserved populations with low-incomes and minority householdsare less likely to have access readily available to them for their health care needs. Additionally, those that live in a geographic with a workforce shortage have less access to pediatric primary care services (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2018). Latino and Black children are affected most, and it has been reported they are 4 times more likely to be in poor or fair health (Kuo, et al., 2014). According to the Agency for Healthcare
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