To investigate the potential contribution of public health surveillance systems to the health of children and workers in out-of-home child-care settings, we review existing public health surveillance practice in the United States.
We identify issues that are of particular concern for surveillance in child-care settings.
We propose a framework for developing public health surveillance systems that uses sentinel child-care sites, notifiable disease surveillance, modification of existing surveillance systems, and population surveys.
Successful surveillance in these settings depends on the active participation of child-care providers, public health practitioners, and clinicians in (a) the selection of high priority diseases and injuries for surveillance ; (b) the development of practical case definitions ; (c) the augmentation of current surveillance systems to include disease and injury related to child care ; and (d) the implementation, assessment, dissemination, and evaluation of new approaches for surveillance in child-care settings.
Mots-clés Pascal : Surveillance sanitaire, Garderie enfant, Enfant, Maladie, Traumatisme, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary surveillance, Day care center, Child, Disease, Trauma, United States, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0482066
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.