1. Identify and discuss the major indicators of child and adolescent health status.
2. Describe and discuss the social determinants of child and adolescent health.
3. Mention and discuss at least 2 public programs and prevention strategies targeted to children's health.
4. Mention and discuss the individual and societal costs of poor child health status.
Child healthcare is one of the greatest challenges faced by parents especially the ones on their first parenting experience. This is because unlike adults, children mostly do not effectively communicate and even when they do, they may not be able to understand whatever biological change is taken place within them. For this reason, parents must always be on the lookout for any health indicators on their young ones so as to address them prudently. This paper is going to discuss among other things, the social determinant indicators of child and adolescent health alongside public prevention programs targeting child and adolescent health.