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Child Health and Safety

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  • Resource in English and Spanish on a variety of pediatric health topics for families and health care professionals.

  • Resource center on child and adolescent injury prevention strategies; data; technical assistance with injury prevention programs and links with agencies, researchers, advocates and injury professionals, a variety of education materials. One of the four national sites of the Children’s Safety Network.

  • Provides, on a community-by-community basis, all California children prenatal to five years of age with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services. Through the integration of health care, quality child care, parent education and effective intervention programs for families at risk, children and their parents and caregivers will be provided with the tools necessary to foster secure, healthy and loving attachments. These attachments will lay the emotional, physical and intellectual foundation for every child to enter school ready to learn and develop the potential to become productive, well-adjusted members of society.

  • All the latest health information on medical insurance, infectious disease, family planning, and children’s medical services, as well as local and county health department contacts and many valuable health links.

  • California Food Policy Advocates is a statewide public policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious and affordable food.

  • Dietary guidance materials; resources include recipes and tips for healthy, thrifty meals and the Food Guide Pyramid.

  • Information regarding allergies, cigarette and tobacco issues, drug addiction, disease and disease prevention, immunization, and general, dental and mental health. Information available in Spanish atwww.cdc.gov/spanish.

  • Also from CDC, The ABCs of Safe and Healthy Child Care, assists child care providers with information on reducing sickness, injury and other problems in child care homes or centers.

  • This NebGuide reviews statistics about child care services and offers suggestions on maintaining a safe environment for children in your care.

  • Part of the Nutrition Services Division of the CA Department of Education, this state and federally funded program gives aid to licensed child care centers and homes.

  • Connect for Kids helps adults make their communities better places for families and children. An alternative news source on the Web, Connect for Kids provides solutions-oriented coverage of critical issues for children and families. Our goal is to go far beyond the personal stories that dominate family coverage in most news outlets by bringing together meaningful information, success stories and ideas for action.

  • Consumer and business information, including a library, recall information, public calendar, and keyword search engine.

  • This site is packed with fun activities, all designed to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables and be physically active.

  • User-friendly site with health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Information in Spanish available at Doctor para la familia: www.familydoctor/org/espanol.html

  • This bimonthly magazine offers information on safety, health, nutrition and infectious disease prevention – for classrooms and child care setting.

  • Hosts the websites of several agencies and organizations working to prevent injuries. This site contains a weekly literature update of recent journal articles and agency reports, injury data for every U.S. state, more than 1400 links to government and non-profit injury prevention sites worldwide.

  • Doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence; provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information, with separate areas for kids, teens, and parents.

  • One size doesn’t fit all. MyPyramid Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. For a quick estimate of what and how much you need to eat, enter your age, sex, and activity level in the MyPyramid Plan box

  • A health information referral service including publications, an extensive health information resource database, national health observances, and toll-free numbers and weblinks.

  • Establishes protective standards, enforces those standards, and reaches out to employers and employees through technical assistance and consultation programs.

  • Provides policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research. The Future of Children Web site now includes special resources and interactive tools. The Future of Children Journal, published twice per year, offers comprehensive, cross-disciplinary articles focusing on issues related to children.

  • This interactive web site lets you see more clearly your child’s temperament, find parenting tactics that work for your child.

  • Tiny Tummies is a food and nutrition newsletter for parents. TT combines delicious recipes, useful children nutrition information and other fun ideas.


  • Learn how to enroll children in health insurance programs with this online resource.

  • Welcome to HealthyFamilies.com, your partner in ensuring that your children have a healthy start in life. The Healthy Families are dedicated to giving you and your family the information and tools you’ll need to keep your children safe, healthy and happy.

  • Services include the State CalWORKs Program as well as the federal Medi-Cal and Food Stamp programs and the County General Relief Program.

  • The Children’s Partnership’s collaborative with Children Now and Children’s Defense Fund works to obtain health coverage for California’s uninsured children.

  • This Matrix offers information about free and low-cost health care coverage for individuals, families, and small businesses.

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