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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
Letter from Julianne A. Simpson, Bellingham & Whatcom County District Department of Public Health. Community Health Center to C. Everett Koop pdf (67,802 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Julianne A. Simpson, Bellingham & Whatcom County District Department of Public Health. Community Health Center to C. Everett Koop
Description:
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (67,802 Bytes)
Date:
1983-02-14 (February 14, 1983)
Creator:
Simpson, Julianne A.
Bellingham & Whatcom County District Department of Public Health. Community Health Center
Women, Infants, Children
Recipient:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Bellingham & Whatcom County District Department of Public Health. Community Health Center.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Health Promotion
Maternal Health Services
Social Class
Exhibit Category:
Reproduction and Family Health
Relation:
Metadata Record "When you're pregnant, ask your doctor about drinking" [Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies poster sample] [1983] jpg (306,516 Bytes)
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Metadata Record "When you're pregnant, ask your doctor about drinking" [Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies poster sample text] (1983) pdf (45,401 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record "What you eat has never been so important" [Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies poster sample] [1983] jpg (236,124 Bytes)
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Metadata Record "What you eat has never been so important" [Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies poster sample text] [1983] pdf (48,173 Bytes) ocr (1,335 Bytes)
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Box Number: 24
Folder Number: 1
Unique Identifier:
QQBCZW
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Sequential Files
SubSeries: February 1983
Folder: Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies, 1983 Feb
Transcript:
February 14, 1983
Dear Dr. Koop:
I am writing to express my great disappointment in the "Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies" educational posters. The idealized image of pregnancy and motherhood they project make them totally unsuitable for the maternal population with which I work.
The prenatal care, nutrition and breastfeeding posters portray middle to upper class women in unrealistic scenes (e.g., the wicker baby carriage full of fresh produce and foods) that by no means represent the lives of lower income women. Why not show a more casually dressed woman at the grocery store checkout stand, purchasing a variety of nutritious, economically priced foods?
I agree that health professionals who promote maternal and child health care need effective, informative and free educational tools. Colorful posters can decorate waiting rooms and present key ideas; but I will not use, nor endorse, the use of the "Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies" program materials.
I suggest the Department of Health and Human Services have state and local health agencies review the proposed educational materials before they implement their production and distribution. Local agencies, especially, would suggest how to adapt the materials to client needs.
Sincerely,
Julianne A. Simpson, R.D.
Women , Infants, Children (WIG) Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program
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