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External link Eagle Books Toolkit Now Available Online
The Eagle Books feature a colorful cast of animal characters and young friends, exploring the benefits of being physically active, eating healthy foods and seeking the wisdom of elders, regarding healthy living. The online toolkit contains information, ideas, downloads, and how-to instructions to help organize a community health fair, school assembly or other wellness event. On the site you'll also find lots of Eagle Books materials and activities for parents and teachers.
External link Environmental Health Sciences/Niehs Kids Pages
This page is geared toward children, but covers information, using basic terms, that any adult would want to know.
External link Ten Tips to Protect Children from Pesticide and Lead Poisonings
The EPA offers 10 tips to help protect children from poisoning.
External link Lead in Paint, Dust and Soil
The EPA offers a comprehensive site of information regarding lead exposure, work safety, regional contacts and a hotline.
External link Childhood Lead Exposure
This feature from CDC offer parents basic information about lead poisoning and some sources to avoid in order to protect children.
External link Navigating the Maze
The Department of Defense is offering its online toolkit tailored to military parents of children with special needs. The kit contains sample letters, parent resources and intervention tools.
External link Protecting Your Family from Lead Poisoning
The CDC will offer two new podcasts for parents who are looking to protect their family from lead poisoning, especially for families living in homes built before 1978.
External link Tracking Your Child’s Developments
The CDC is offering information and interactive tools to help parents monitor their child’s development beyond the usual signs parents look for, like height and weight. Although the site provides information for parents who may be concerned about autism, developmental signs are available to any parent who desires to see if their child’s behavior corresponds with his or her age.
External link We Can!™: "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition"
We Can!™ or "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition" is a national program designed for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.
External link Child Welfare Information Gateway
Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and promoting healthy families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.
External link Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health Exit Disclaimer
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health provides online access to survey data that allows users to compare state, regional, and nationwide results - plus resources and personalized assistance for interpreting and reporting findings.
External link Pregnancy Care for the Disadvantaged
Are you pregnant but financially disadvantaged? If you are pregnant, programs in your State can help you have a healthy baby. These programs offer medical care, support and advice for pregnant women, information about health insurance and other services you and your baby may need.
External link National Birth Defects Prevention Network's Population-based Birth Defects Surveillance Programs Exit Disclaimer
This web page contains birth defects resources grouped by state as well as national and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) links.
External link CDC's Folic Acid Page
This page provides useful information on folic acid including FAQs, a list of cereals that contain folic acid, a folic acid quiz, information on the National Folic Acid Campaign and a section for health professionals.
External link National Birth Defects Prevention Network Exit Disclaimer
This web site offers a network formed to establish local, state and national birth defect resources. The focus is on surveillance and research, identifying prevention strategies, and assisting families and their providers.
External link March of Dimes Exit Disclaimer
Ever on the vanguard in research into birth defects, this organization provides a one-stop shopping platform that has something for everyone from the novice as well as the advanced user.
External link Birth Defects (from A-Z)
The information on this web page is categorized into useful chunks such as Diagnosis/Symptoms, Prevention/Screening, Coping and Specific Conditions. It is a great starting page for learning about birth defects.
Halloween Safety Resources
Be safe this Halloween.
External link American Bar Association Youth at Risk Initiative Exit Disclaimer
This initiative is intended to help youth at risk and addresses all aspects of the number of legal issues that affect them. This initiative will touch on topic areas such as: Better Hearing the Voices of Youth in Court, Reforming the Juvenile "Status Offender" Process and Enhancing Teen Access to Safe and Appropriate Prevention and Treatment Services.
External link National Institutes of Health Web Site for Child Health and Human Development
This National Institute of Child Health and Human Development site provides fast and easy access to a wide array of information, from child health, to developmental disorders, to women's health, to basic and clinical research. This site is useful not only to people who need health information; it's also a tool for scientists who need research information. It is intended for the general public, scientists, and the news media.
External link Breastfeeding - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web Site
Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding. Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections.

Read more about the benefits of breastfeeding by visiting CDC's breastfeeding home page.

External link Preconception Care - Start Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy before it Takes Place
Preparing for a healthy pregnancy starts before the pregnancy itself. Use the resources on this web site as a guide for having a healthy and happy preganancy. The main goal of preconception care is to provide health promotion, screening and interventions for women of reproductive age to reduce risk factors that might affect future pregnancies.
External link Child Abuse Training & Technical Assistance Centers (CATTA) Newsletters Exit Disclaimer
Current and past editions of the CATTA newsletters are available for viewing and downloading on this site providing information and resources for professionals and laypersons involved in the prevention, intervention, treatment and/or investigation of child abuse. It is published quarterly.
External link Child Welfare Information Gateway Library
The Child Welfare Information Gateway's online library has an extensive collection of 48,000 documents that you can access on topics related to protecting children and strengthening families.
External link Child Welfare Information Gateway Publications
The Child Welfare Information Gateway publications search feature will allow you to search on documents that the Child Welfare Information Gateway distributes, which include factsheets, bulletins, and research summaries either produced by Information Gateway or other organizations. Topics include child abuse and neglect, child welfare and adoption related issues.
External link Child Welfare Information Gateway
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
External link Food and Drug Administration Kid's Page
This web site focuses on links to health issues for kids. Written in a child-friendly language, it focuses on such topics as food safety, memory testing, all about vaccines, braces for your teeth, health information for teens, a parents corner and much more.
External link National Center on Birth Defects and Development Disabilities
This web site focuses on the early years of a child's life which are crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development. Therefore, it is important that every step necessary is taken to ensure that children grow up in environments where their social, emotional and educational needs are met.
External link National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is part of the National Institutes of Health, the biomedical research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It supports and conducts research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations.
External link Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Asthma and Allergy
Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. This site provides links to asthma sufferers resources including NIOSH Safety and Health Topics, information from the National Center for Environmental Health, speakers kits, basic asthma facts and much more.
External link 5 A Day
5 A Day for Better Health is a national program and partnership that seeks to increase the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables Americans eat to five or more.
External link Insure Kids Now!
This national campaign links the nation's 10 million uninsured children--from birth to age 18--to free and low-cost health insurance. The campaign puts families in direct contact with state children's health insurance programs through this Web site, the toll-free hotline 1-877-KIDS-NOW, and other outreach.

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