The 1988 U.S. presidential campaign presents a unique opportunity to bring child health issues into the national spotlight. While candidates and reporters have been focusing on defense spending, budget deficits, taxes and trade, the Academy and other child health proponents have been working to place children's health at the top of the political agenda.

"Children's and family issues are important to a lot of voters," AAP President Richard Narkewicz, M.D., said.

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