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Ten O'Clock News; Healthy Start program


Marcus Jones reports that top officials from the Department of Public Health held a press conference to celebrate the positive findings of a study on the state's Healthy Start Program. The program provides prenatal, birth, and post-partum care to poor and uninsured women. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health and Howard Spivak, the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Health speak at the press conference. Spivak says that high-risk women in the program had excellent results. Prothrow-Stith talks about the importance of prenatal care. Jones reviews the findings of the study of the program. Interview with Spivak about continued state funding for the program. The program's preventative medicine saves money in the long-run. Jones' report includes footage of infants, mothers, and health care workers in a hospital nursery. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: The Consortium of Minority Business Enterprises promotes minority set-aside programs.

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Ten O'Clock News

Healthy Start program

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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Medical care
Healthy Start Program (U.S.)
Maternal health services
Urban poor
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Healthy Start program,” 05/15/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD6DEBD2D353495CA91C5B2CBC0C7AB0.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Healthy Start program.” 05/15/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD6DEBD2D353495CA91C5B2CBC0C7AB0>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Healthy Start program. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD6DEBD2D353495CA91C5B2CBC0C7AB0
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