About Pinellas Kids

Child Health and Safety

Child Health & Safety is concerned with the physical environment in which children live and play, and the role that environment plays in their health, development, and safety. A widely accepted definition of the term “health” is that of the World Health Organization (WHO), which states that “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Recently, this statement has been modified to include the ability to lead a “socially and economically productive life.”

Read More About It:

County Health Rankings: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/

KidCare Evaluation Fiscal Year 2007-08

Health Disparities: A Case for Closing the Gap: http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/healthdisparities/index.html

Florida Department of Health Office of Injury Prevention
Florida Injury Incidence Data by County: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Workforce/

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration 2004 Health Insurance Study:

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration 2004 ZIP Code Estimates of People 
Without Health Insurance: http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/quality_management/mrp/

Child Health System Performance A State Scorecard: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=687113

Unrealized Health Potential: A Snapshot of Florida: http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/commission2008florida.pdf

Florida’s Uninsured Children: http://www.familiesusa.org/assets/pdfs/uninsured-kids-2008/florida.pdf

2008 Florida  Health Profile: http://www.healthcouncils.org/html/hc_reports_pubs_profiles.html