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View Resource Kidsource Online

Kidsource Online is an extensive collection of information about raising children from newborns to adolescents. A sampling of the publications they've pulled together at the site includes "Children and Bilingualism" from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; "Testing Your Child's Hearing" by Carol Knightly, Pediatric Audiologist; and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)...
View Resource KidsHealth

Provided by the Nemours Foundation, KidsHealth contains easily understandable information about childhood infections, child development (from birth to two years), safety and accident prevention, and first aid. The highlight of this site is the section on child development, which allows users to access information in five age divisions or eight different topics from feeding to movement to sleep....
View Resource BabyCenter

BabyCenter, provided by BabyCenter, Inc., aims to be a clearinghouse of information for expectant or new parents. Users can consult the Baby Monitor (digests of late breaking news), an interactive baby namer, an Ask the Experts section, and several relevant calculators (including an immunization scheduler, a due date calculator, and a budgeting for baby estimator). The site also contains various...
View Resource PE Central

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute Health and Physical Education Program developed this site, a clearinghouse of information about K-12 physical education and health. An extensive list of lesson plans and assessment ideas, arranged topically and by grade level, is the focal point of this site; the Classroom Teacher Lesson Ideas uses PE "across the curriculum" to help students learn concepts in...
View Resource Health and Health Behaviour Among Young People

This new report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) is based on a 1997-98 survey of over 120,000 students, part of an ongoing cross-national study, the Health Behaviours in School-Aged Children (HBSC). The study "looked at 11, 13, and 15-year old children's attitudes and experiences concerning a wide range of health related behaviors and lifestyle issues in 26 European countries and...
View Resource Child Health USA 2000

Released on October 16, this new report from the Health Resources and Services Administration examines 59 health status indicators and service needs of America's children. Topics covered include children's health insurance coverage, infant mortality, low birth weight, vaccinations, adolescent birth rates, sexually transmitted diseases and pediatric AIDS. The full text of the report can be...
View Resource Body and Mind

This interactive Web site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages kids to be healthy in body and mind. The activities are designed to complement the type of health and science lessons that are currently taught in many middle school and high school classrooms. The Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) lesson plans include a pre-assessment to help teachers determine which of the activities are...
View Resource Making It Simple: Medicaid for Children and CHIP Income Eligibility Guidelines and Enrollment Procedures

This report from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines in detail an issue that became a significant point of controversy in the second debate between presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush. Gore accused Bush of failing as Governor of Texas to adequately process enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in his state. But Texas is not the only place where there have...
View Resource Minnesota Department of Health: Children's Environmental Health

With sending your children off to school can come worries about bullies, crossing streets, competition, and stress -- not to mention health. As we learn more about the school environment, it appears that measles may not be the only malady facing school children. This site from the Minnesota Department of Health, offers a comprehensive look at the hazards children face in their environment....
View Resource World Health Organization: Child and Adolescent Health and Development

Along with groups such as the United Nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization's Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) division is concerned with the health and well-being of those who range in age from the newly born to age nineteen. It is, as they point out on their website, a rather large group of individuals, and all told, it comprises...
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