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FAQ - About The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
This fact sheet answers commonly asked questions about the National
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Vaccines covered, a...
Adoption 2002: Adopt a Waiting Child
Adoption 2002 responds to President Clinton's Executive Memorandum
and takes its name from one of its central goals -- to dou...
Asthma in the Child Care Setting
Many asthma attacks occur when children get respiratory infections,
including infections caused by common cold viruses....
Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children,
This in-depth report focuses on health supervision of youth from infancy
through adolescents, giving perspective to future c...
A list of publications about children (from birth to young adult)
available online and from the Consumer Information Center (...
CYFERNet: The Cooperative Extension System's Children, Youth and Family
CYFERNet provides hundreds of complete on-line publications featuring
practical, research based, Children, Youth, and Family ...
Document Database of the Administration for Children and Families (BBS System)
This Bulletin Board system includes hundreds of laws, regulations,
policy issuances, guidelines, manual, action transmittals,...
Fact Sheets - Administration for Children and Families Programs
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS), is responsible ...
Fact Sheets - Maternal and Child Health Bureau
This page provides information on a broad range of maternal and child
health programs, including infant, child, and adolescen...
Fact Sheets About Interethnic Considerations in Adoption or Foster Care
Placements - Office for Civil Rights
Fact sheets and policy guidelines on the use of race, color or national
origin as consideration in adoption and foster care p...
Fact Sheets on Childhood Diseases and Conditions
This site provides parents and child care providers with a list of
fact sheets on most childhood diseases from Asthma to Yeas...
Family-Centered Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Family-centered care programs assist children with special needs.
Government efforts to develop community programming through...
Foster Care and Adoption Statistics
The primary source of national aggregate data on foster care and adoption
is the Voluntary Cooperative Information System (VC...
Head Start Programs
Fact sheets describing the Head Start and Early Head Start programs,
and 1997 Head Start Statistics, including budget and Con...
Head Start Resource Library
Includes a directory of Head Start electronic documents and links
to child care-related clearinghouses and organizations....
Health and Safety in Child Care
Establishment and maintenance of standards for out-of-home child care
facilities are outlined. This article describes support...
Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities
Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities is a community-based, prevention
focused program that provide family-centered, community...
How to Give Medicine to Children
Proper timing and dosage are critical when dispensing medicine to
children. Tips for using dosing instruments, understanding...
Infant and Child Health
This article summarizes the history of the Maternal Child Health Bureau
and describes its role and programming priorities, su...
Infant, Child, & Adolescent Workgroup - National Institute On Drug Abuse
NIDA has a history of support for projects relevant to the prevention
of drug use among children and adolescents. These studi...
Infants' and Children's Health Page - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on birth defects, lead poisoning, developmental disabilities,
and newborn screening....
Injury and Violence Prevention
After their first birthday, more children die from preventable injuries
than disease. This article outlines an Injury Prevent...
Interested in Becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent?
Based on data from the 1994 Voluntary Cooperative Information System,
there are about 462,000 children in foster care and 21,...
This newsletter summarizes benefits of six required childhood vaccines.
Legislation addressing vaccine safety, availability, ...
Managing Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children--Quick Reference Guide
Otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear) is the most frequent
primary diagnosis at visits to U.S. physician offices by c...
National Program for Playground Safety
Parents, educators and administrators responsible for playground construction
and maintenance may access the latest informati...
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program compensates individuals
or families injured by childhood vaccines. This art...
NCID Infectious Disease Page
This page at the CDC National Center for Infectious Diseases contains
information on the topics of Bacterial Diseases, Child ...
Organizations Serving Child Care and Related Professions
This Web page provides links to a wide range of public and private
organizations that provide resources related to child care...
Prenatal Care Hotline, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources
and Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and its Maternal
and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) have, for the first t...
Programs and Statistics of the Administration for Children and Families
These web pages include a fact sheet and selected statistics on ACF
grant programs including AFDC, Child Care, Child Support ...
Protect Children From Iron Poisoning
This fact sheet contains important advice for protecting children
from an overdose of iron. The article references additional...
Publications Catalog, Health Section, Consumer Information Center
Government publications on many health topics are available through
the CIC in Pueblo, Colorado....
Put Prevention Into Practice: Child Health Guide
This pocket size booklet has information on needed preventive care
for children and on good health habits. It can be used as...
This article highlights government-supported school health programs.
It describes utilization of Title V funds, Federal progr...
Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth
The foods listed in this leaflet have not all been tested for their
decay-causing potential. However, knowledge to date indic...
Social Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Studies
This Web site provides the full text of several dozen current policy
analyses, program evaluations, and other policy documen...
Soft Bedding Products and Sleep Position Contribute to Infant Suffocation
Deaths: Safety Alert
Some infants placed on fluffy, plush products such as sheepskins,
quilts, comforters, and pillows have been found on their st...
Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpools Safety Alert
Drownings -- The main hazard from hot tubs and spas is the same as
that from pools -- drowning. Since 1980, CPSC has reports...
Strangulation with Crib Toys: Safety Alert
Crib gyms, exercisers, kickers, and similar toys are attractive additions
to a child's environment, but they are DANGEROUS as...
Strengthening Partnerships Between State Programs for Children with Special
Health Needs and Managed Care Organizations
The role of State programs for children with special needs is rapidly
changing. This publication focuses on changes in servi...
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
While the causes of SIDS are still unclear and it is currently impossible
to predict which infants might fall victim, researc...
Travelers with Special Medical Conditions and Pediatric Travelers
In general, chronic medical conditions and disabilities do not preclude
travel if sensible precautions are taken. It is best ...
Web Resource Index
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is responsible
for promoting the economic and social well-being of famili...
Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children
The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) implements
the provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance...
Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Formerly the Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance, the BPHC
serves as a national focus for efforts to ensure deliver...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and
Public Inquiries of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) responds
to inquiries from the general public and health care prof...
Child Welfare League of America
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) was founded in 1920 to
increase knowledge and promote better understanding of chi...
Children's Safety Network National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource
Children's Safety Network (CSN) evolved from the Childhood Injury
Prevention Resource Center established in 1987 by the Depa...
Federation for Children with Special Needs
The Federation for Children with Special Needs is a coalition of parents'
organizations in Massachusetts concerned with a va...
Feingold Association of the United States
The Feingold Association is a non-profit organization helping families
of children with learning and behavior problems, inc...
HEAD START Bureau, Administration for Children and Families
Head Start is a national program which provides comprehensive developmental
services for America's low-income, pre-school ch...
Heartbeat International is a 25-year old, association of life-affirming
pregnancy resource centers, medical clinics, materni...
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) provides leadership to
both the public and private sectors for the delivery of h...
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Administration for Children
The National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC) was established
by Congress to provide professionals and the general p...
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Maternal and
Child Health Bureau
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
provides information services and technical assistan...
National Child Care Information Center, Administration for Children and
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC) has been established
to complement, enhance and promote child care linkage...
National Lead Information Center
The National Lead Information Center (NLIC) is operated by the Environmental
Health Center, a division of the nongovernmenta...
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, Health Resources and Services
The National Clearinghouse for Maternal and Child Health continues
and expands the activities of the National Clearinghouse f...
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is a national,
non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise ...
National Pediculosis Association, Inc.
The National Pediculosis Association (NPA) is the only nonprofit,
tax-exempt health education agency working to reduce the r...
National Reye's Syndrome Foundation
The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation (NRSF), founded in 1974, disseminates
information to the public and the medical comm...
Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs, Office of Population Affairs
The Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs seeks to discover new
approaches to providing care services for pregnant adolesc...
Poison Prevention Week Council
The Poison Prevention Week Council, a coalition of 37 national organizations
determined to stop accidental poisonings, distr...
Starlight Children's Foundation
The Starlight Children's Foundation was founded in 1983 by actress
Emma Samms and film executive Peter Samuelson. With chapt...
The Danny Foundation
The primary mission of the Danny Foundation is to educate the public
about crib dangers and to eliminate the millions of unsa...
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Zero to Three's urgent mission is to advance the healthy development
of America's babies and young children. Zero to Three i...