American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): The AAP is the official organization for over 60,000 pediatricians, and dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. This website provides advice and research regarding a variety of child health issues.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC mission includes promoting healthy and safe behaviors, and guiding the national discussion on areas of disease and disease prevention.
HealthyChildren.org: The only parenting website backed by the AAP, this site provides parenting advice and guidance on a variety of topics in general child health.
AAP Immunization Information for Families: A website directed towards parents regarding information about the current vaccination schedule and vaccine safety.
CDC Vaccines & Immunizations: Provides information regarding vaccine basics and safety, including information about vaccine-preventable diseases.
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Children and Adults with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): A nonprofit organization that serves individuals with ADHD and their families.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): A division of the National Institutes of Health that uses research to promote the understanding and management of mental illnesses. The NIMH maintains a Web page with information about ADHD in children and adults.
Parents of Children with ADHD: This support group provides education, resources, and a community for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children with ADHD in Greensboro.
The ADHD Parent Medication Guide: Prepared by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatry Association, this guide offers comprehensive information about medication use in ADHD.
Eat Smart, Move More!: A statewide healthy living movement, the Eat Smart, Move More NC website provides a variety of tools and resources for families and communities to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.
Brenner Fit: A comprehensive, multidisciplinary pediatric weight management, the Brenner Fit clinic also provides a number of resources and tools for families to use on their website to support a healthy lifestyle.
MyPlate Kids’ Place: An interactive website that helps teach children to make healthy choices at the dinner table.