Public Health Resources

Children's Health

    • + Federal
      • Administration for Children and Families
      • Child and Adolescent Health A topic page that provides access to resources, research findings, and news for policymakers and professionals on AHRQs initiatives in child health.
      • Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Service The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. It includes periodic screening, vision, dental, and hearing services.
      • HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) administers Title V Block Grants, Healthy Start Initiative, Universal Newborn Screening Program, Family-to-Family Health Information Centers among other special programs. It's over-arching goals are: 1) Provide National Leadership for Maternal and Child Health; 2) Promote an Environment that Supports Maternal and Child Health; 3) Eliminate Health Barriers and Disparities; 4) Improve the Health Infrastructure and Systems of Care, and 5) Assure Quality of Care.
      • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Open Opportunities Comprising six bureaus and 12 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.
      • Insure Kids Now! Insure Kids Now! is a national campaign to link the nation's uninsured children -- from birth to age 18 -- to free and low-cost health insurance.
      • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development The NICHD, established by Congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations.
    • + International
      • UNICEF UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
      • World Health Organization: Child Health The staff of WHO's Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health strive towards a world in which EVERY woman, newborn, child and adolescent realizes their right to physical and mental health and well-being. Page provides information, statistics, publications, and description of WHO's work in improving child health.
    • + Professional and Research
      • American Academy of Pediatrics An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Information regarding the Academy's many programs and activities, policy statements and practice guidelines, publications and other child health resources.
      • Annie E. Casey Foundation Founded in 1948, the primary mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
      • Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs AMCHP supports state maternal and child health programs and provides national leadership on issues affecting women and children.
      • Child Welfare League of America CWLA is an association of nearly 800 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services. We are the Child Welfare League of America. Our highest mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of children and families. We advocate for the advancement of public policy, we set and promote the standards for best practice, and we deliver superior membership services.
      • Children's Defense Fund The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.
      • Children's Health Campaign Dedicated to making high-quality, affordable health insurance coverage for all of America's children a top national priority. We are a diverse group of organizations who represent health care providers, educators, parents, advocates, and others, all of whom share a commitment to our nation's children. The Campaign coordinates public education efforts across the country to demonstrate the importance of health insurance for children and families and to show why national action is needed to expand coverage for children.
      • CityMatCH CityMatCH is a freestanding national membership organization of city and county health departments' maternal and child health (MCH) programs and leaders representing urban communities in the United States. The mission of CityMatCH is to improve the health and well-being of urban women, children and families by strengthening the public health organizations and leaders in their communities.
      • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
      • National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY) is a free information service for communities, organizations, and individuals interested in developing new and effective strategies for supporting young people and their families. NCFY was established by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to link those interested in youth issues with the resources they need to better serve young people, families, and communities.
      • The Women's and Children's Health Policy Center (WCHPC) The Center's mission is to draw upon the science base of the university setting to inform policies, programs, and the practice of maternal and child health nationally. The Center works as a multi-disciplinary, interdepartmental faculty team to provide timely information useful to public and private sector Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals, and to elected officials and other policymakers. The WCHPC develops conceptual models and frameworks to guide research and analytic projects, develops new methods and tools for health system assessment and analysis, conducts evaluations of innovative programs, convenes symposia and teaching forums, and publishes policy research and technical resource materials.

BAM!   - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    • + Data
      • Child Trends Nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development and provides research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including program providers, the policy community, researchers and educators, and the media.
      • Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) develops and maintains a number of quality measurement tools and strategies that assess the quality of care provided to children and young adults, as well as projects to advance the effective use of data to improve policy and practice.
      • National Survey of Children's Health This survey examines the physical and emotional health of children ages 0-17 years of age. Special emphasis is placed on factors that may relate to the well-being of children, including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school and after-school experiences, and safe neighborhoods.