Federal designated Health Professional Shortage Areas where the number of

Federal designated health professional shortage areas

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number of health professionals in a given geographical area is insufficient for that population’s health care needs are very prevalent, with an estimated 14 million children residing within these regions. Informational barriers include parent’s health illiteracy, the complex language used in information about coverage eligibility and accessing care, and parent’s limited English proficiency (CHF, 2016). ReferencesAmerican Academy of Pediatrics. (2019). The Medical Home. Retrieved from -us/professional-resources/practice-transformation/medicalhome/Pages/home.aspxBurns, C., Dunn, A., Brady, M., Starr, N., Blosser, C. (2016). Pediatric primary care: A handbook for nurse practitioners, (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. ISBN:9780323243384Children’s Health fund. (2016). UNFINISHED BUSINESS: More than 20 Million Children in U.S. Still Lack Sufficient Access to Essential Health Care. Retrieved from -content/uploads/2016/11/Unfinished-Business-Final_.pdfMcInerny, T. K., & American Academy of Pediatrics. (2017). American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care (Vol. 2nd edition). [Elk Grove Village, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved from ?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1292523&site=eds-liveSimon, A. E., Rossen, L. M., Schoendorf, K. C., Larson, K., & Olson, L. M. (2015). Location of Usual Source of Care among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 1997-2013. The Journal of pediatrics, 167(6), 1409–1414. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.09.026
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