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Revista de Salud Pública

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GONZALEZ-BURBOA, Alexis; MIRANDA-VALDEBENITO, Nazaryh; VERA-CALZARETTA, Aldo  and  ARTEAGA HERRERA, Oscar. Implementation of a policy for early childhood care in the Chilean context: a view from health to "Chile Crece Contigo". Rev. salud pública [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.5, pp.711-715. ISSN 0124-0064.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rsap.v19n5.60010.

In the field of childhood care, Chile has a long history of interventions which have pointed to reduce infant mortality, most of them with a strong biomedical approach. These interventions have attempted to respond to the demands of the period when they were established, reflecting the evolution of social and health history of the Chilean State and achieving good results during the past century. In this context the Chile Crece Contigo (Chile grows with you) public policy was created to bet on a biopsychosocial approach to early childhood through a serie of actions aimed at protecting and accompanying children throughout their development, with special emphasis on support to the most vulnerable families. This essay presents the background of the public policy for early childhood protection in the Chilean context, from a health perspective, and also presents briefly some important aspects of the implementation process of one of its most significant policies.

Keywords : Policy; public health; child development (source: MeSH; NLM).

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