There are all kinds of things you can do to marry literacy with health.
You can't talk of the dangers of snake poisoning and not mention snakes.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been in existence for most of this century.
There are many stressed single parents who may be working two jobs in order to keep the family together.
You might expect that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists would be there and they are.
When a child shows up for school, and is not physically and mentally ready to learn, he or she never catches up.
The target audience goes back to conception. That means pre-natal care, safe delivery, post-natal screening, and the ordinary stuff you do in pediatrics.
Polls that have been taken by kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers indicate that 30 percent of the kids have been deprived in some way so that they are physically unable to keep up with the class.
The health care industry can play a great role in this by being aware of the fact that these children form perhaps the most neglected group of people in the country, largely because it is hard to find them.
The Carnegie Foundation is well aware of the fact that their reports frequently find their way to dusty archives in academic institutions, but occasionally people pick up a segment of a report and act upon it.